The complexity of the fracture pattern is an indicator of the magnitude of the load at failure. A shorter initial split and greater amount of forking along with the number of fractures created all indicate load level was relatively high. Likewise, it usually indicates that the flaw at the fracture origin was relatively mild.
American Glass Research (AGR) offers a wide range of seminars from introductory to advanced level instruction, and includes topics on fracture diagnosis.
Fracture 1: testing and breakage diagnosis of glass containers
The objective of this seminar is to teach students appropriate fracture diagnosis techniques that are needed to solve glass breakage and other performance related problems.
Topics to be covered
- General Principles of Fracture Diagnosis
- Interpretation of Fracture Surface Markings
- Factors Affecting the Strength of Glass
- Identifying Stress Concentrator Types
- Understanding Fracture Patterns
- Several hands-on workshop sessions to provide experience in solving field breakage problems
A brief review of Surface Treatments, Cord and Annealing concepts will be also covered. This seminar is beneficial for personnel in all aspects of the glass manufacturing and container filling industries.
Three and 1/2 Days
- April 20-23, 2021, Butler, PA, USA
- September 13-15, 2021 Lake Ammersee, Munich, Germany
- September 28 – Oct. 1, 2021, Butler, PA, USA
- October 11-13, 2021, Kraków, Poland
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