STP1385: The Durability of Modern Sculptures Constructed of Glass

    Adams, PB
    Glass Consultant, Precision Analytical, Watkins Glen, NY

    Ben Tré, H
    Sculptor, Providence, RI

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 2000


    Abstract

    A large water fountain sculpture has been installed in a city park. The fountain incorporates glass castings whose resistance to environmental effects is not well understood. A study of the glass properties and accelerated environmental tests predict that the sculpture will remain relatively unchanged for 20 years or more.

    Keywords:

    glass, weathering, sculpture, prediction, water, environment


    Paper ID: STP12482S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G03.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12482S


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