Structural Use of Glass

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IABSE, 2008 - Glass construction - 215 pages
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This book attempts to redress this issue by providing an overview of the recent developments in this field thereby providing a basis for the understanding of the structural performance and design of glass in buildings. Each chapter draws on the latest developments in practice and research and contains contributions from various international glass experts. The mix of general and specialist content ranging from rules of thumb to fracture mechanics and novel applications to post-breakage performance make this book useful to practitioners and researchers. Furthermore, the text is supplemented by tables of the major codes of practice and by an extensive list of references.
 

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Contents

Material
1
General Design Guidelines
27
Fracture Strength of Glass Elements
49
Current Standards Guidelines and Design Methods
85
Design for Compressive Inplane Loads and Stability Problems
107
Design Methods for Improved Accuracy and Flexibility
131
Glass Connections
143
Special Topics
169
A Notation Abbreviations
177
B Glossary of Terms
183
Statistical Fundamentals
194
Index
211
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