GLASSES

AN FEA APPROACH

ENGN1750: Advanced Solid Mechanics Kelly Hering

Motivation

Problem Statement

How, and where, do glasses fail upon loading?

Set Up & Assumptions

MODELING
FRAME, SCREW, FRAME HINGE

MODELING
TEMPLE & HINGE ON TEMPLE

ASSEMBLY
OPEN GLASSES

ASSEMBLY
HINGE

ASSEMBLY
CLOSED GLASSES

Major Failure Points Considered

Property
Elastic & Elastic Plastic
Steel: E = 210 GPa, v = .3! Yield Strength: 250 MPa! Other typical materials: Aluminum, Titanium, Plastic

Boundary Conditions
Symmetry at Nose Bridge! U1 = U2 = 0 ! Rigid Temple Face!
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U1= U2 = U3 = UR = 0

Interaction
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! Contact Type:

Tangential: Rough! Normal: Hard! No Separation! Ties

Mesh
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Element Sizes* by Part
Frame: .0007! Temple: .00075! Hinge: .0004! Screw: .0004
Type: Free Tet, forced by geometry
*Limited by Academic License

Results & Conclusions

Loads
Person Stepping: ! Weight:165 lbs! Mass: 75 kg! Force: 735 N! Area: .000273 m
2

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Surface Traction: 2.7 MPa

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Loads
Analytical Rigid Surface!
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Displaced 7.5 mm from 1 mm above the surface!

Angled 1 degree about the center of the surface

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Loads

Impact Load! 3000 N on Nose Face!

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Surface Traction of .7 MPa

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Going Forward
Alternative Materials! Design Optimization! Torsion Tests! Working with the Hinge to Include Rotation

Questions?

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