Static loads

Loads can be a combination of the following:
  • Dead weight (depending upon the inclination)
  • Constant and linear increasing face loads (for each pane of the insulated glass unit separately)
  • Point loads (anywhere within the pane)
  • Line loads (anywhere within the pane)
  • Any load case combinations including related safety factors are possible
  • Automated load case generation and design check
  • Climatic loads for insulation glass (thermal expansion, barometric pressure changes, interaction with other loads)

Everything can be entered using a simple input mask. You don't have to adjust anything on finite element level.

Dynamic Pendulum Impact

According to DIN EN 12600 a simulation with the double tire impactor (50 kg) can be carried out.

The drop height and the impact position, can be freely chosen.

Together with special permissible stresses for short time effects (80, 120 and 170 N/mm²) it can be determined, whether the glass will break or if it complies with the regulations to act as fall protection.

Extended Impact Model

In addition to the predefined pendulum body also an extended Kelvin-Voigt model can be set.
Here all properties can be freely set, including damping effects or the radius of the contacting body.

Using this model, more complex impact models can be described, like a football, animal impacts, hails stones,...
Dynamic Pressure Load

To calculate dynamic wind pressure effects acting onto the glass, a "load-time" load curve can also be applied. This can be used for any kind of loads like uniform loads, point- or line loads.

According to the given "load-time" curve (may by also measured data of detonation loads) the dynamic effect of the vibrating glass will be evaluated.