| This work discusses the results from first feasibility investigations dealing with the choice of adhesive and identifying a suitable activation procedure for Fe-SMA strips adhesively bonded to glass elements.
| Overview, Case Studies and Future Potentials
| 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.
| 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.
| Serrated building envelopes are a very eye-catching element of contemporary architecture. This type of façade in plan resembles the edges of a serrated blade, hence the name.
| A comprehensive numerical investigation was carried out to understand the mechanical behavior of cold-bent insulating glass units during the bending process. The aim is to derive a basic understanding of the mechanical behavior of an IGU during the…
| The façade as a synthesis of building elements, nowadays is the most important building part in terms of performance and architectural design. It is not only the aesthetics that make the façade so significant.
| Since September 2015, the HTL (Polytechnic Glass) Kramsach in Tyrol is using a LiSEC cutting table „base CUT“ for the education of the students.
| Glass, a material with the unique property to let light inside an area, is normally used in building practice as just an enclosure. Its use in facades is also due to its chemically inert properties; it can be cleaned easily and remains good for many…