| Overview, Case Studies and Future Potentials
| This paper focuses on a recently developed concept, in which glass is combined with timber to provide post-breakage strength and ductility.
Experimental investigations and numerical simulations of innovative lightweight glass–plastic-composite panels
| Novel innovative glass–plastic-composite panels combining a lightweight polymer polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) interlayer core and cover layers of thin glass are currently under development.
| Glass can form and shape a space, creating transparent architecture that can make you feel closer to the outside world.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| Research deals with the effect of using color in aesthetic taste of architectural interfaces as one of the most important problems affecting the architectural form.
| 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.
Comparative study of laminated glass fins using full-scale testing, finite element modeling, and buckling formulas
| 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.
| Originally developed for glazing in hurricane zones, SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers are significantly stiffer than standard PVBs such as Butacite®.
| Post breakage strength of glass is still an unknown area as analytical models for this are inconclusive so far and thus destructive testing is the only reliable solution.
| In this work, a combined Voronoi and finite-discrete element method (FDEM) approach for reconstructing the post-fracture model of laminated glass (LG) was proposed.
Effects of Humidity and the Presence of Moisture at the Bond-line on the Interfacial Separation of Laminated Glass for Flat Glass Re-use
| This study forms part of a wider research programme that aims to better address the end-of-life challenges and opportunities in façade design for re-use.
| 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.