Stresses in vacuum glazing fabricated at low temperature
Wang, J., Eames, P. C., Zhao, J. F., Hyde, T. and Fang, Y.. (2007) Stresses in vacuum glazing fabricated at low temperature. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol.91 (No.4). pp. 290-303. ISSN 0927-0248Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2006.10.007
This paper reports an experimental and theoretical study of the stresses in and durability of vacuum glazing fabricated at low temperature using an indium based edge seal. For the first time a finite-element model with support pillars incorporated directly, enabled the stresses in the whole structure to be explicitly calculated. Experimental validations of the finite element model predictions were undertaken. Modelling results are presented for a case with American Society of Testing and Materials standard winter boundary conditions. It was found that, for the particular system studied, the predicted stress level in the structure is essentially the same for indium sealed and solder glass sealed vacuum glazing, and the magnitude of stress values in the indium seal is comparable with that dictated by the indium strength characteristics. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science BV|
|Official Date:||15 February 2007|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 290-303|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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