MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 165, 201812th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Residual Stresses in Fatigue|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Cyclical fatigue of annealed and of thermally tempered soda-lime-silica glass
ISM+D Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design, Glass Competence Center, TU Darmstadt, Germany
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We present experimental and theoretical investigations on the cyclic fatigue of annealed and of thermally tempered soda-lime-silica glass. Static fatigue due to subcritical crack growth at micro cracks significantly decreases the macroscopic strength of soda-lime-silica glass and causes a time-dependent strength reduction. A subsequent thermal tempering process is typically used to induce residual surface compression stresses, which inhibit the crack growth of surface cracks, and corresponding bulk tension stresses. From the experimental results we show that the existing models for static fatigue used in linear elastic fracture mechanics can be used for the lifetime prediction of cyclically loaded annealed glass and thermally tempered glass, although the (static) crack growth exponent slightly decreases in cyclic loading. The equivalent duration of tensile stress at the crack tip of a micro crack governs the crack growths and not the number of cycles. The threshold for subcritical crack growth determined from the cyclic experiments was found to be in good agreement with data from literature. But unlike in strength tests with singular and quasi-static re-loading, it could be found that periodic loading with load free intervals does not lead to a strength increase by crack healing effects. Based on the results, an engineering design concept for cyclically loaded glass is presented.
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