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Assessment of design procedures for structural glass beams

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In structural design, ductile materials are usually preferred, because failure is rarely sudden and catastrophic. Once the material has yielded, large observable strains will occur before total collapse of a structure. This thesis is about the structural use of glass. Glass is probably the most perfectly brittle material that exists. It demonstrates linear elastic behaviour right up to the point of failure. When a piece of glass fails, this always happens suddenly, by the high-speed propagati...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Research group:
Civil Engineering
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Civil Engineering
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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Civil Engineering
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Supervisor
Publication date:
1999
Type of award:
MSc
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2008-03-14

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