Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 32, Issue 12, pp 5653–5657 | Cite as

Screen printing for support-pillar placement for vacuum glazing and the effects of pillar spacing on strength properties

  • Jaekyung Kim
  • Youngshin Kim
  • Euy Sik Jeon


Maintaining a vacuum between the two glasses to maximize the heat insulating performance, it is indispensable to array the pillar for the vacuum glazing to maintain the vacuum gap. In this paper, to investigate the effect of the spacing of the pillars arranged using the screen printing method on the strength of the glass, a bending strength test was carried out by design and fabricating a ROR bending strength test jig based on the Euro standard. In the strength test results, the experimental results were analyzed using the Weibull distribution, which is a statistical analysis method mainly used for evaluating the breaking strength of brittle material. Based on the analysis results, the placement spacing of the pillars proved validity for maintaining the vacuum glass gaps.


Supporting pillar Weibull analysis Screen printing Bending strength Vacuum glazing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate SchoolKongju National UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Industrial Technology Research InstituteKongju National UniversitySeoulKorea

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