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| Structural interlayers in laminated glass have allowed engineers and specifiers to extend and improve the use of glazing solutions in the construction industry.
| In the article, the focus is on an overview of several norms, standards, and research that address the issue of resilience of window systems.
| The new World Trade Center site was rebuilt after 9/11 comprising seven mayor skyscrapers around the memorial site and the 9/11 museum.
| This paper presents some of major outcomes of Finite Element (FE) numerical methods and simulations that have been explored in the framework of the GLASS-SHARD research project for glass windows and facades under explosion or soft-body impact.
| A new BIM tool processing IEQ data input for building management and energetic optimizations
| Within this research, two sets of real-scale laminated banister panels with the embedded connection were tested.
| This paper presents a study on the development of a bonded edge seal for fluid-filled insulating glass units.
| In this research, the structural sealed façade structure with triple IGU was investigated and the effect of the thickness of ordinary and laminated glasses.
| In the structural design of facade glazing, various types of loads such as dead weight, wind and climatic loads must be taken into account. In practice, however, there are many cases of damage that can be attributed to direct solar radiation.
| The main challenge in the design of the duplex façade was the high aesthetical performance that the façade had to meet.
| In this study, the bending process of specially-fabricated double glazing units (‘panels’) is investigated with a focus on a local instability phenomenon.
| In this paper, we present the development of an intrinsic parameter σQM characterizing the sensitivity of a coating (or configuration) to the quench marks.
| This paper presents work undergone for a set of four high-rise towers, featuring 11,136 unique cold-bentpanels, hundreds of which are pushed beyond 250mm.
| The paper presents the results of FEM analysis as well as tests performed on double glazed units including Sikasil® IG-25 secondary sealing joints and SikaGlaze® IG-5 PIB as primary seal.
| This paper sheds some light on the challenges to build with high performing glazing façade systems (originally called curtain wall systems) while efficiently utilising resources and reducing its manufacturing embodied carbon.
| The goal of this work is to investigate the mechanical performance of VIG’s subjected to soft body impact and gain insight into the failure mechanisms of the VIG when exposed to dynamic loads.
| This paper discusses the structural response of cable-supported glass façades, through time history finite element (FE) analyses, under different wind action combinations.
| Ground rules emerging from built case studies on adhesive selection and experimental validation.
| The economy globalizes. The industries concentrate. The productions become uniform. Cultural specificities disappear. About architecture and glass in architecture, it is the same phenomenon.
| Dow has a strong commitment to sustainability and recently introduced the first externally PAS2060-verified carbon neutral silicones for façades.