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| 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.
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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.
| 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.
| Making new and existing buildings as energy efficient as possible is one way to help meet the EU’s CO2 reduction goals.
| To really succeed in glass lamination, it takes much more than just having the best equipment – it’s about understanding the process in and out.
| The aim of this paper is to explain how the design intent of a bespoke glazed façade develops from the point of view of the façade consultant BIFF SA.
| The two case studies illustrate how the engineering of glass can fluctuate with design intent in unusual scenarios – when we cannot rely solely on conventional codes and standards to guide the analysis.
| Glass production is an energy-intensive process by its nature, so even small reductions there can result in considerable savings in energy and costs.
| High strength load-bearing connections between glass components are challenging because they are required to transmit high forces in a material that is sensitive to stress concentrations.
| The use of laminated glass is becoming more recognized as a safer alternative to monolithic glass due to its glass retention properties.
| This article describes the use of PVB interlayers, such as Saflex®-DG interlayers, for applications in structural glass construction as laminated safety glass with an approach of shear coupling.
| To create spectacular Tampa Bay views from inside the museum, Novum Structures used hurricane-resistant safety glazing.
Experimental Characterization and Finite Element Modelling of Strain-rate Dependent Hyperelastic Properties of PVB Interlayers
| The article describes the mechanical behaviour of PVB interlayer and the constitutive models by which the polymer can be represented under different load cases.
| The article examines a modular glass system about its architectural possibilities with a special focus on the connection methodology.
| We all know that glass lamination is the process of bonding two or more panes of glass with a flexible interlayer in between. Sounds simple. But is it always so in practice?
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| An Initial Study Towards Optimized Structural Assessment of Glass Components
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| For years and years research, development and discussions have been made on the safety of glass structures.
| Building code requirements for wind-borne debris protection have been in existence since the mid- 1990s, and as a result, many glazing systems have been tested and certified to these performance requirements.