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| The performance of the glazed sections of the facade is essential for providing the maximum possible comfort for the building occupants, while minimizing the energy and resource demands of the building.
| Recently, the uniform load resistance of enamel coated glass plates has become a topic of interest with respect to proposed changes to ASTM E1300.
| A new design of structural glass application is presented, based on a horizontal self-bearing and pre-stressed glass solution.
| This document refers to a small explanation of the Auditorium execution process from the design and development of the technical solution, testing, manufacturing, to its final execution.
| The paper will provide an overview of the currently applied engineering approach in the industry for curved hot bent glass in the absence of standards and codes.
| Glass balustrades are a common application of laminated glass, wherein the glass panel acts as a structural member that is required to sustain lateral design loads as stipulated by building regulations.
| In several standards such as EN 1288 test scenarios for the determination of strength of glass is described.
| This paper presents the results of an exploratory study into the metal-to-glass bond strength of a structural polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer.
| The fragment count in the standardized fragmentation test in the standard EN 12150-1 is the way to define the safety level of tempered glass and a way to also get an indication about the stress and strength level of the tempered glass.
| In the constant search for original designs that truly push the limits, many building projects in the Middle East have been driving global innovation in engineering and façade design.
| The Glass structure of the West Balustrade in Eleftherias Square Nicosia Cyprus presented a challenge to Pentagonal in terms of 3D modelling, special glass fittings fabric, glass production, installation and testing.
| This paper will describe the design, detailing, testing and construction of structural glass beams as part of load bearing grid shell structure in the newly built Zaryadye Park in Moscow, Russia.
| The author proposes a simple surface quality test using a standard window cleaning scraper and common smartphone or shop microscope.
| This article will focus on the edge stability of PVB and ionoplast laminates and address the potential causes of blemishes.
| “Fire-protection” vs. “fire-resistive.” How should a building code official understand these often confused terms when considering fire-rated glass?
| Furnaces are currently inspected on a regular basis with thermal imaging sensors and other techniques that heavily rely on experience of the plant personnel.
| Design and structural performance of laminated glass in over-head glazing applications like canopies, skylights is very critical as it has an impact on the safety of occupants of a building and its maintenance workers.
| Although the standard glass design strategy is redundancy, we pursue a safer way to ensure the robustness of transparent glass beam structures.
| A series of four-point bending tests were carried out on monolithic and laminated panels in order to evaluate the ultimate tensile stress of the glass considered and the effective level of connection between the glass foils.
| The article presents an overview of research and applications of glass as structural material, cooperating with other materials: steel, timber, glass or carbon fibre composites.