WIT Press

Seismic Behavior Of Nonstructural Components: Window Glass Panels

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD950661

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

738 kb

Author(s)

H. Sucuoglu, C.V. Girija Vallabhan

Abstract

Window glass panels respond in two modes during seismic excitation; one "in- plane" and the other "out-of-plane". Simple analytical procedures are developed for calculating out-of plane response of window glass panels mounted inside window frames in relatively rigid structures. The technique is extended to analyse structurally glazed window panels subjected to similar seismic loading 1. Introduction While modern seismic design codes permit some acceptable damage to structural systems which is closely related to their ductility, or deformability under a simulated earthquake, no codes or techniques are enforced to design window glass panels. The damage suffered by the nonstructural elements in

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