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Structural glass in metal load-carrying systems of building constructions

KARMAZÍNOVÁ, M. MELCHER, J.

Original Title

Structural glass in metal load-carrying systems of building constructions

English Title

Structural glass in metal load-carrying systems of building constructions

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

In the period of last years, in civil engineering practice the usage of structural glass not only as filling openings, but mainly also as the application of the large-dimension structural glass plate integrated to the load-carrying system of the construction. In this direction glass is very often used for load-carrying panels of glass façade structures and also more often for the transparent systems of shelter and roof structures. However so far, in the case of these load-carrying systems, the knowledge and design method development significantly falls behind the constructions composed of classic structural materials (concrete, masonry, steel, timber), namely in the field of the analyzing and dimensioning connections of metal members to glass panel through the glued joints. Previously the applications of structural glass have been based on the empirics and experiences. In the period of last two decades technical and theoretical design procedures are developed; the normative document for the design of load-carrying panels using structural glass according to limit states philosophy is already included to the next prepared parts of Eurocode system, nevertheless the behaviour of structural glass in the loading process is non-sufficiently theoretically elaborated still yet. To can ensure the reliable and efficient structural design of glass panels as the load-carrying structural part, it is necessary to carry out the intensive research in this field. The methods, which can provide the essential information about the behaviour of glass panel as the part of cladding or roofing load-carrying structure, can be the approaches based on the experimental verification of the actual behaviour and capacity in the real structural system, too. In the period of several last years, the significant attention is paid to these problems, especially with regards to the development of glass production technology and requirements to the transparency and architectural expression of civil constructions.

English abstract

In the period of last years, in civil engineering practice the usage of structural glass not only as filling openings, but mainly also as the application of the large-dimension structural glass plate integrated to the load-carrying system of the construction. In this direction glass is very often used for load-carrying panels of glass façade structures and also more often for the transparent systems of shelter and roof structures. However so far, in the case of these load-carrying systems, the knowledge and design method development significantly falls behind the constructions composed of classic structural materials (concrete, masonry, steel, timber), namely in the field of the analyzing and dimensioning connections of metal members to glass panel through the glued joints. Previously the applications of structural glass have been based on the empirics and experiences. In the period of last two decades technical and theoretical design procedures are developed; the normative document for the design of load-carrying panels using structural glass according to limit states philosophy is already included to the next prepared parts of Eurocode system, nevertheless the behaviour of structural glass in the loading process is non-sufficiently theoretically elaborated still yet. To can ensure the reliable and efficient structural design of glass panels as the load-carrying structural part, it is necessary to carry out the intensive research in this field. The methods, which can provide the essential information about the behaviour of glass panel as the part of cladding or roofing load-carrying structure, can be the approaches based on the experimental verification of the actual behaviour and capacity in the real structural system, too. In the period of several last years, the significant attention is paid to these problems, especially with regards to the development of glass production technology and requirements to the transparency and architectural expression of civil constructions.

Keywords

Structural glass, structural member, metal, steel, structure, load-carrying system, building construction, experimental verification, theoretical anlysisi, design

RIV year

2012

Released

17.11.2012

Publisher

CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Balkema

Location

Hong Kong

ISBN

978-0-415-64342-9

Book

Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials

Edition

I

Edition number

1

Pages from

591

Pages to

595

Pages count

5

Documents

BibTex


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  author="Marcela {Karmazínová} and Jindřich {Melcher}",
  title="Structural glass in metal load-carrying systems of building constructions",
  annote="In the period of last years, in civil engineering practice the usage of structural glass not only as filling openings, but mainly also as the application of the large-dimension structural glass plate integrated to the load-carrying system of the construction. In this direction glass is very often used for load-carrying panels of glass façade structures and also more often for the transparent systems of shelter and roof structures. However so far, in the case of these load-carrying systems, the knowledge and design method development significantly falls behind the constructions composed of classic structural materials (concrete, masonry, steel, timber), namely in the field of the analyzing and dimensioning connections of metal members to glass panel through the glued joints. Previously the applications of structural glass have been based on the empirics and experiences. In the period of last two decades technical and theoretical design procedures are developed; the normative document for the design of load-carrying panels using structural glass according to limit states philosophy is already included to the next prepared parts of Eurocode system, nevertheless the behaviour of structural glass in the loading process is non-sufficiently theoretically elaborated still yet. To can ensure the reliable and efficient structural design of glass panels as the load-carrying structural part, it is necessary to carry out the intensive research in this field. The methods, which can provide the essential information about the behaviour of glass panel as the part of cladding or roofing load-carrying structure, can be the approaches based on the experimental verification of the actual behaviour and capacity in the real structural system, too. In the period of several last years, the significant attention is paid to these problems, especially with regards to the development of glass production technology and requirements to the transparency and architectural expression of civil constructions.",
  address="CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Balkema",
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