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Capital C, Geometric Optimization of a Free-Form Steel Gridshell Towards Planar Quadrilateral Glass Units
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Nonlinear Calculations Methods for Polymeric Materials in Structural Glass Construction - an Overview
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Application of a Mobile Measuring Device for the Planar Evaluation of the Current In-Situ Stress Condition in Glass
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Effects of Humidity and the Presence of Moisture at the Bond-line on the Interfacial Separation of Laminated Glass for Flat Glass Re-use
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| 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.
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