| This study provides important design guidance to the Photovoltaic (PV) solar panel development efforts using the finite element based computations of the PV module under the mechanical loadings.
| The current paper explores how digital techniques can be used in the design and manufacturing of an innovative composite façade panel consisting of an additively manufactured polymer core and adhesively bonded thin glass outer sheets.
| An experimental study under tensile loading at +23, +40 and +60 °C and different glass build-ups
| In this post, we discuss what emerging designs require and how automotive glass processors can meet these requirements.
Investigations on the Cold Bending Behaviour of a Double Glazing Unit with a Rigid Edge-Spacer Frame
| In this study, the bending process of specially-fabricated double glazing units (‘panels’) is investigated with a focus on a local instability phenomenon.
| Thin glass offers the possibility for lightweight and flexible glass façades that could change shape depending on external conditions.
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.
| The use of new generation thin, lightweight and damage-resistant glass, originally conceived for electronic displays, is moving its first steps in the built environment, in particular for adaptive and movable skins and façades.
| A clean, safe and sustainable source of energy, solar continues to power the world at a faster pace than ever before.
| Shells made of structural glass are beautiful objects from both the aesthetics and the engineering point of view.
| Thin glass offers a promising prospect for lightweight façades with reduced use of raw materials, also opening up entirely new perspectives for architectural expression.
| We have seen rapid expansion in the last decade of laminated glass design using modern analytical and computational methods.
| Thin glass is the product of choice for electronic device displays. This glass is commonly expensive aluminosilicate glass whose properties are significantly enhanced when subjected to chemical tempering.
| Increasing demands on security in an uncertain world have to be considered additionally by the building industry. Nowadays, largesized glazing in the building envelope cannot disregard safety requirements.
| This paper proposes system concepts and fabrication methods for the use of ultra-thin glass in facades.
| In several standards such as EN 1288 test scenarios for the determination of strength of glass is described.
| Façades play an important role in the control of energy flow and energy consumption in buildings.
| This contribution is an excerpt of the journal publication by Louter et al. 2018. It explores the potential of thin glass for architectural applications and reports on two thin glass concepts.
| New generation thin, lightweight and damageresistant glass seems to be the optimal material for extremely deformable structural elements for façades and building skins.
| Researchers and engineers search for solutions to achieve transparent lightweight structures combined with high structural performance.