Glass Performance Analysis

When subjected to blasts, impacts, seismic events or other loading scenarios, glass performance becomes extremely important relevant to the safety and protection of people and property. Whether the use of glass is structural or non-structural, accurate assessment of possible loading scenarios is necessary to provide the highest level of security and peace of mind for occupants. Utilizing the advances provided by the Applied Element Method (AEM), specifically the automatic separation of elements, engineers can accurately assess the behavior of glazing systems. Since elements can separate engineers can analyze the velocity, distance traveled and secondary impacts of the shuttered fragments. Moreover, AEM provides valuable results when analyzing glazing systems that use internal laminates; providing additional protection to building occupants.