Architects dream of all-glass designs, but that’s a tricky thing. Up to now, their fracture behavior has not been calculable and can therefore be estimated. French researchers are now introducing a computer program that wants to change that.
As a wall of elevator cars, on escalators or in shelters – glass is finding more and more demanding applications. The glass roof above the laboratory of the copper engraving cabinet in the Louvre, for example, rests on glass supports, (more…)