| In the next session(s), Luc would like to take you through the 3 glass lamination processes in detail, going from glass and PVB requirements to design concepts.
| The main challenge in the design of the duplex façade was the high aesthetical performance that the façade had to meet.
| 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.
Design Base for a Frameless Glass Structure Using Structural PVB Interlayers and Stainless-Steel Fittings
| The paper undertakes a review of basic interlayer stack data with regards to viscoelastic properties and adhesion, and the engineering hypotheses using recent preliminary fitting test results for various loading schemes.
Investigations on the execution and evaluation of the Pummel test for polyvinyl butyral based interlayers
| This paper shows different Pummel classifications that can currently be found on the market. Subsequently, approaches to the automatization and standardization of the execution and especially the evaluation of the Pummel test are shown.
| This research revolves around the design, fabrication and testing of tubular glass columns, with particular focus on their redundancy and fire-safety mechanisms.
| This study provides a closer look at fire performance of glass beams and proposes further examinations to increase the load-bearing capacity in case of fire.
| Eurocode-compliant, mesh-independent approach using the FEM
| 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.
| To really succeed in glass lamination, it takes much more than just having the best equipment – it’s about understanding the process in and out.
| 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.