Glass Failure Analysis of Tempered Glass
California Materials Failure Expert performs a Root Cause failure analysis of two tempered glass objects; a basketball backboard and a pickup truck rear window. Includes a discussion of Polarimeter surface stress measurements using a Strainoptics Grazing Angle Surface Polarimeter, GASP. Included is a detailed glass fracture analysis which includes determining the failure origin. This failure analysis study demonstrates how to analyze tempered glass.