DOI link for Glass Structures
Glass Structures book
Glass is a brittle material that is weak in tension because of its noncrystalline molecular structure. When
glass is stressed beyond its strength limit, breakage occurs immediately without warning, unlike steel and
aluminum where plastic mechanism can be formed. Stress or moment redistribution does not occur in
glass, and local and then consequential global failure is very common. Testing has shown that glass
strength is statistical in nature.