Window Glass Design 5 (WGD5) performs all required calculations to design window glass according to ASTM E 1300-09. This software also performs window glass design using ASTM E 1300 02/03/04, ASTM E 1300-98/00 and ASTM E 1300-94. The Glass Association of North America (GANA) endorses the Window Glass Design 5 Program as being the best tool available to aid in designing window glass to resist wind and long-term loadings. Members of the GANA technical council served in program development and each now uses a copy of the program.
Window Glass Design 5 now gives the user the flexibility to buy different editions of the program to meet their needs. The below table describes the two different editions of Window Glass Design 5.
- Load-sharing for triple glazed insulating glass units (a) according to ASTM E 1300-09 approximate methods and (b) according to theoretical methods along with computation of load resistance
- A procedure to relate a value of maximum stress to probability of breakage as defined in ASTM E 1300 for rectangular glass lites
- A procedure to use output from your stress analyses to compute probability of breakage, thus allowing computation of probability of breakage for odd-shaped glass lites and curved glass
- A procedure to estimate probability of breakage for heat treated glass