This article is dedicated to dynamic glazing in the façade. This is an update of the articles on smart products in the façade I and II published in March 2019 and May 2020.
Connecting glass with heat bonds is a way to create all-transparent glass structures. Two methods have been researched in theory and practice, glass welding, through local heating, and glass fusion through global heating.
This research investigates the potential of glass as a new design tool to highlight and safeguard our historic structures.
This paper focuses on the geometric optimization of the free-form gridshell towards planar quad glass units.
UNStudio made a beautiful design for the C&A building with a lots of glass elements to connect with the buildings around.
The Swiss society of engineers and architects (SIA) initiated a structural glass standard committee with the task to develop a Swiss glass design standard.
The present work uses non-linear material laws for FEA and exhibits the behavior of the sealant joint in various load scenarios on several projects.
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The present paper presents an ongoing research project considering the failure of glass at high strain-rates. It provides a brief review of existing studies showing a strength increase with loading rates relevant for e.g. blast loads.
In this work, a combined Voronoi and finite-discrete element method (FDEM) approach for reconstructing the post-fracture model of laminated glass (LG) was proposed.
This paper gives an overview of experimental research performed on glazing subjected to fire loading.
Glass surfaces can be pre-treated so that they do not offer bacteria and viruses a chance to survive and do not aggregate layers of dirt.
The load-bearing capacity of glass as a structural material as well as sustainability and resistance of a built-in glass against appearing loads and forces is assuming an ever-greater importance.
This study forms part of a wider research programme that aims to better address the end-of-life challenges and opportunities in façade design for re-use.
This paper presents the experimental results of a three-point bending test conducted on laminated glass at elevated temperature in an environmental chamber.
Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) experiments were carried out on three different Saflex® interlayers from commercial production, all at a nominal thickness of 0.76 mm.
The study describes the results of the principal applicability of fiber optic strain sensors to evaluate the structural behaviour of laminated glass and provides the basis to define a model for the material characteristics of viscoelastic interlayers.
In today’s architecture the bending of glass plays an important role in achieving free forms in modern façades.
The aim of this paper is to identify and discuss challenges with the assumption that the SSG is isolated from the glass self-weight and provide a better understanding on the complexity of SSG systems.
The simulation tool provides an accurate definition of the internal pressure, deflection and stress on glass panels and forces through the sealant silicone with a reduced pre-post and calculation time, being ideal for parametric studies.
The determination of interlayer modulus data is complex.
Here, comparisons are made with numerical analyses, performed by implementing an ad hoc routine in the software Straus7, developed by Maffeis Engineering.
Shells made of structural glass are beautiful objects from both the aesthetics and the engineering point of view.
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The structural glass for this globe structure is created with laminated double curved glass panels patch supported by a steel structure.