Design approaches for timber-glass beams
2014 (English)In: Glass, facade, energy : Engineered Transparency International Conference at glasstec: Conference on Glass, Glass Technology, Facade Engineering and Solar Energy, 21 and 22 October 2014 / [ed] Schneider, Jens and Weller, Bernhard, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper relates to the mechanical performance of timber-glass composite beams, which take exceptional advantage of the combination of the materials involved. Beam bending tests were performed with beams made from float glass and heat-strengthened glass. Three different adhesive types were used: silicone, acrylate and epoxy. The test results show that, with a proper design, the timber is able to transfer load after glass failure and hence collapse is delayed and a ductile behavior can be obtained. The results from the tests were compared with an analytical method using the gamma-method and the agreement between the analytical method and the tests are shown to be excellent.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
timber-glass composite beams, design approach, numerical simulation, experiments, gamma-method
Research subject Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Civil engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38161ISBN: 978-3-86780-402-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-38161DiVA: diva2:763109
Conference on Glass, Glass Technology, Facade Engineering and Solar Energy, 21 and 22 October 2014