Download PDF by Richard A. Behr: Architectural Glass to Resist Seismic and Extreme Climatic

By Richard A. Behr

Glass is a well-liked cladding fabric for contemporary structures. the craze for steel-framed, glass-clad constructions rather than these utilizing conventional fabrics comparable to brick and urban has inherent difficulties. those comprise, for instance, the functionality of architectural glass in severe climatic occasions equivalent to windstorms and heavy snow a lot and likewise in the course of earthquakes. This ebook reports the state of the art in glass and glazing know-how to withstand failure as a result of those common events.

Building code seismic specifications for architectural glass within the usa are thought of firstly, by means of a bankruptcy on glazing and curtain wall structures to withstand earthquakes. the following chapters talk about snow quite a bit on construction envelopes and glazing platforms, and kinds and layout of glazing structures to withstand snow a lot. Wind pressures and the impression of wind-borne particles are then thought of within the subsequent team of chapters which additionally evaluate specified forms of glazing structures to withstand windstorms. a last bankruptcy experiences try out equipment for the functionality of glazing structures in the course of earthquakes and severe climatic events.

With its unique editor and crew of participants, Architectural glass to withstand seismic and severe climatic occasions is an important source for architects, structural, civil and architectural engineers, researchers and people enthusiastic about designing and specifying construction glazing and cladding fabrics in components the place critical windstorms, snow and earthquakes are a threat.

  • Considers the state-of-the-art in glass and glazing expertise to withstand failure because of severe climatic events
  • Reviews particular construction recommendations and attempt ways to improve glazing functionality in the course of snow storms, wind storms and earthquakes

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