Accession Number : AD1041517


Title :   Soda-Lime-Silicate Float Glass: A Property Comparison


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Sep 2014,31 Oct 2015


Corporate Author : US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States


Personal Author(s) : Cachiaras, Andrew ; Gilde,Luke ; Swab,Jeffrey J ; Patel,Parimal J ; Quinn,George D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1041517.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : Soda-lime-silicate (SLS) float glasses with low iron content were obtained from 3 US glass manufacturers. These glasses are possible components in some transparent armor systems. Thus, it is necessary to measure and compare the chemical composition as well as the physical and mechanical properties of each glass to determine if any differences are present that may have an influence on the performance of the transparent armor systems. The results of this study show that all 3 SLS glasses have essentially the same chemical composition and the same physical and mechanical properties, indicating they can be used interchangeably in transparent armor systems without adversely affecting system performance.


Descriptors :   SILICATES , GLASS , mechanical properties , chemical composition , STRENGTH (MECHANICS) , hardness , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , ARMOR , thickness , weight , SIZES (DIMENSIONS) , spectroscopy


Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Mechanics
      Inorganic Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE