Veranstaltungen Archiv

Veranstaltungen Archiv

11.06.2012 - 13.06.2012
ICG Advanced Course "Strength of Glass - Basics and Test Procedures" and DGG Hands-On Course "Fractography of Glass - Causes of Damage and Analysis of Breakage"
A: ICG Advanced Course "Strength of Glass – Basics and Test Procedures” June 11/12, 2012

B: DGG Hands-On Course “Fractography of Glass – Causes of Damage and Analysis of Breakage” June 12/13, 2012

German Society of Glass Technology (DGG)
Offenbach/Main (Germany)

Many applications of glass are predominantly determined by its strength behavior which depends on the geometry, the stress state and the surface nature of the glass product, but also on the type and duration of the loading.
Glass possesses a high Young’s modulus, which is comparable with that of metals and thus enables the fabrication of products with high rigidity – in contrast to polycarbonate with a much lower Young’s modulus. However, glass - as a brittle-elastic material – is susceptible to fracture and due to its chemical reactivity also to static fatigue.

It is the goal of the ICG Advanced Course to secure the most essential basics of stress formation, crack propagation and statistical evaluation of fracture events and, furthermore, to introduce the relevant methods of stress and strength measurements as well as the fractographic characterisation of fracture surfaces as a means to elucidate failure causes.
The Advanced Course addresses employees of the glass industry in the fields of production, processing, application and testing as well as all engineers and scientists who are not experts in this particular topic but look for a sound introduction.

The lecturers of the Advanced Course have long-standing practical experience of solving problems and offering solutions in the field of glass strength and thus fulfil the requirements for an updated and practice-oriented knowledge transfer.

Following the ICG Advanced Course from June 12 (afternoon) until June 13 (noon) 2012, a Hands-On Course (with specimens and microscope practise) is offered on Fractography of Glass by Prof. Dr. J. R. Varner, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY, by Dipl.-Ing. G. Bergmann, Research Association of the German Glass Industry (HVG), Offenbach, and Dipl.-Ing. M. Elstner, Interpane Glasgesellschaft mbH, Plattling, also at the German Society of Glass Technology (DGG) in Offenbach


You will find the »Schedule« as pdf-file for your records.


You can register via »Online form«.
Offenbach am Main
Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft e. V. (DGG) und International Commission on Glass (ICG)