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Comparative Study of Cantilevered Laminated Glass Balustrades using Full-scale Testing, FEM, and ASTM E1300 Formulas
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Stiff PVB and Annealed Laminated Glass for Freestanding Balustrades with Respect to National Standards in Europe
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Technical Considerations and Performance of Structural Glazing Glass Façade of High-Rise Building in Extreme Climate
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