Mechanical behaviour of Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA) steel-to-glass laminated connections under monotonic and cyclic loading

Anna Ioannidou Kati, Manuel Santarsiero, Peter de Vries, Sofia Teixeira De Freitas, Rob Nijsse, Christian Louter

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Abstract

Steel-to-glass laminated connections, which have recently been developed, limit stress intensifications on the glass and combine strength and transparency. Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA) connections have been used in several projects worldwide; however, the hyperelastic and viscoelastic nature of the material has to date not been fully investigated. In this work, the first objective is to investigate the mechanical response of TSSA connections under static and cyclic loading by means of experimental tests. Firstly, the shear behaviour of TSSA circular connections is characterized by means of monotonic and cyclic loading tests. The adhesive exhibits significant stress-softening under repeated cycles that becomes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-236
Number of pages24
JournalGlass Structures and Engineering
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Glass
  • TSSA
  • Silicone
  • Mullins effect

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