fracture analysis of pool wall

fracture analysis of a pool glass wall and design of a new glass package

A swimming pool (50 m³) glass wall suddenly fractured. Vitroplena was contacted to analyse the problem and quickly come up with a solution. After identifying the fracture pattern and its cause, it was concluded that the applied glass laminate was inadequate.

A 3D numerical analysis of the glass wall was performed, resulting in a new, sufficiently strong glass package for the existing situation. The glass wall was replaced in due time and keeps the water nicely in place.


Glass pool walls significantly contribute to the esthetics of your pool. You can literally see people swimming! In addition, glass provides great durability compared to competitive materials, which lack robustness against environmental factors such as solar UV radiation. 

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