WIT Press


Experimental Verification Of Folded Glass Plates Used In Architectural Window Glazing

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM970031

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,661 kb

Author(s)

C.V. Girija Vallabhan, M.M. El-Shami, K.S. Kandil & O.M. Tawfik

Abstract

Experimental Verification of Folded Glass Plates Used in Architectural Window Glazing C.V. Girija Vallabhan', M.M. El-Shami', K.S. Kandil*& O.M. Tawfik^ * Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA ^Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt. Introduction Architects use large glass panels as vertical folded plate structures in buildings for allowing lights as well as aesthetic appearances. Often these folded glass plate structures are constructed using large plane glass plates placed vertically, but each of them are connected at an angle 90 degrees or more. These panels are subjected to lateral wind loads and are glued together at their joints with a silicone sealant. Till now, to the knowledge of the authors, no report has been published on the analysis of these folded glass plate structures. These structures are generally supported at the top and the bottom within an aluminum frame with rubber gaskets to release stress concentrations that might be resulting from some small con

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