An Experimental Study of the Strength and Fatigue of Glass at Very Low Temperatures

  • R. H. Kropschot
  • R. P. Mikesell
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 2)


The low temperature strength of glass, defined in terms of the stress required to cause fracture, has been discussed by Onnes and Braak, Smekal, and Vonnegut and Glathart. At room temperature and below, the strength of glass, for a given load duration, increases with decrease in temperature. The fatigue of glass, defined as the decrease in breaking stress with increased duration of load, decreases with decreasing temperature but still exists at liquid nitrogen temperature.


Stress Increase Liquid Hydrogen Linear Variable Differential Transformer Breaking Stress Load Duration 
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© Plenum Press, Inc., New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Kropschot
    • 1
  • R. P. Mikesell
    • 1
  1. 1.CEL National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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