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Characterization of Polymeric Interlayers in Laminated Glass Beams for Photovoltaic Applications

  • Stefan-H. Schulze
  • Matthias Pander
  • Konstantin Naumenko
  • Anna Girchenko
  • Holm Altenbach
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Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 15)

Abstract

In this paper we present a mathematical model to describe the load-deflection behavior of laminated glass beams under three-point bending. On the basis of first order deformation shear theory and a layerwise beam formulation the maximum deflection is computed. Results of this model are compared with bending tests on different laminated glass beams.

Keywords

Laminated Glass Beam Photovoltaic Application First order shear deformation beam theory Layerwise beam theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan-H. Schulze
    • 1
  • Matthias Pander
    • 1
  • Konstantin Naumenko
    • 2
  • Anna Girchenko
    • 2
  • Holm Altenbach
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Center for Silicon-Photovoltaics CSPHalleGermany
  2. 2.Center of Engineering SciencesMartin-Luther-University Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

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