The intention of this paper is to address this gap with the aid of photoelasticity as an indirect measuring method in a coordinated way with numerical simulation based on finite element analysis.
Industrial manufacture of solar building components and their integration into the building planning process
Eurocode-compliant, mesh-independent approach using the FEM
Overview, Case Studies and Future Potentials
Thin glass offers the possibility for lightweight and flexible glass façades that could change shape depending on external conditions.
This paper focuses on a recently developed concept, in which glass is combined with timber to provide post-breakage strength and ductility.
In this paper, artificial intelligence (AI) will be applied for the first time in the context of glass processing.
Experimental investigations and numerical simulations of innovative lightweight glass–plastic-composite panels
Novel innovative glass–plastic-composite panels combining a lightweight polymer polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) interlayer core and cover layers of thin glass are currently under development.
Industry demand for impeccable glass quality has increased notably over the last years. Customer expectations run high, forcing glass processors to strive for ever-stricter quality control and ensure minimal rejection rates for finished products.
The most common quality issues that arise in tempered glass are roller waves, glass distortion, bad anisotropy and white haze. In this post, we want to focus on white haze and ways to control it.
The use of new generation thin, lightweight and damage-resistant glass, originally conceived for electronic displays, is moving its first steps in the built environment, in particular for adaptive and movable skins and façades.
Research has shown that the general approach to determine the bending strength of thermally curved glass with the aid of the four-point bending test for flat glass according to EN 1288-3 is applicable.
Can you name all types of dynamic glazing that are available in today’s market? Are you aware of their particular specifications and strengths? Don’t worry even if you can’t.
A Novel, Demountable Structural Glass System Out of Dry-Assembly, Interlocking Cast Glass Components
Combining transparency with a high compressive strength, glass enables us to make diaphanous load-bearing compressive members, from beams and columns to free-standing facades and entire glass structures.
Glass can form and shape a space, creating transparent architecture that can make you feel closer to the outside world.
In 2015, the bold concept of a curvy tower at 252 East 57th Street, New York, was presented to an audience at the Glass Performance Days conference. At that time, building construction was just beginning, and no one was certain such a novel idea could be realized.
Hybrid GLAss-Steel Stele (HYGLASS): Preliminary Mechanical Study on a Smart Tetrahelical Cantilevering Tall Structure
The project HYbrid GLAss-Steel Stele (HYGLASS) aims at the realization of a cantilevering hybrid vertical structure working as a stand-alone or a grid-connected smart tower.
This poetry in architecture, one of the most advanced structures in the Nordic countries, Oodi Library exalts the very elements of glass, wood and steel that work in balance as a free-standing masterpiece.
After seaming, grinding glass edges is another important work step in glass edge processing. The process is primarily used to remove overbreaks and underbreaks at the edges and to process the glass sheets to size.
In glass edge processing, cutting the glass sheet is directly followed by the seaming process. Fully unprocessed glass edges exhibit overbreaks and underbreaks, conchoidal fractures, as well as micro-cracks along the broken edge.
The paper illustrates the design project of the main laminated glass balustrade of a steel staircase installed in the historical Margherita Theatre in Livorno, Italy.
In this paper, the emphasis is put on explosion resistant glazing systems.
In glass edge processing, the requirements for the finished components can vary greatly depending on the location and purpose.
In glass tempering, we look for equipment that uses less energy, leading to fewer emissions. But sometimes, the numbers are too good to be true.
Making new and existing buildings as energy efficient as possible is one way to help meet the EU’s CO2 reduction goals.
The significance of balancing operational and embodied carbon continues to grow.