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| Constructions at exceptional locations are often challenging but worth one’s while. Extreme boundary conditions and sophisticated demands of the client have to be considered.
| The latest Glastory post is dealing with the trends in automotive display glass processing.
| In this blog post, we look at trends in the sunroof and windshield business today and how glass processors can prepare for them.
| A clean, safe and sustainable source of energy, solar continues to power the world at a faster pace than ever before.
| 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.
| For nearly 50 years, glass has been used as structural elements in glass fin applications. These applications include interior and exterior projects, supporting facades, canopies, storefronts, curtain walls and skylights.
| Anisotropy is the term used in the façade industry to describe the manifestation of patterns and colourful areas in heat-treated glass under certain light and viewing conditions.
| 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 paper focuses on the geometric optimization of the free-form gridshell towards planar quad glass units.
| 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.
| Latest Glastory blog by Jukka Immonen is dealing with the 5 promises of convection technology in windshield bending.
| 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 today’s architecture the bending of glass plays an important role in achieving free forms in modern façades.
| 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.
| 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.
| The structural glass for this globe structure is created with laminated double curved glass panels patch supported by a steel structure.
| The post-breakage behavior of glass beams is not easy to predict, therefore Octatube performed a range of tests on different glass fins varying the test setup.
| Thin glass offers a promising prospect for lightweight façades with reduced use of raw materials, also opening up entirely new perspectives for architectural expression.
| This paper focusses on the special glass part of the façade that covers both the ground floor as well as the first floor with a total height of 8.5 m and width of 6.5 m.
| From domed skylights to curved handrails, revolving door enclosures to building enclosures, the dramatic curves of bent glass offer architectural form and function.
| Some practical tips on how you can well maintain your laminating line and extend its longevity.