Design of structural glass fitting for seismic condition

Heng, Hern (2004) Design of structural glass fitting for seismic condition. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)


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The use of point bolted system to hold the glass panes of a building is becoming very
popular nowadays. Many Architects are beginning to substitute the curtainwall or
framed glass wall with the frameless, dot point types. It makes use of stainless steel
glass fittings to hold these glass panes and in elevation, it provides a clear, transparent
Most current glass fittings have all fixed arms, which are used for transferring loads
from facial glass panes to the structural members. They are commonly used in nonseismic
zones countries and are not designed to use in seismic conditions.
With the new system, which provides more flexibility, the arms on the fittings are made
to articulate which enable the glass to move freely during an earthquake. In order to do
that, we are required to have a clear understanding of the seismic design process and to
be able to perform steps to establish the movement response parameters.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: stainless steel glass fittings, dot point, seismic conditions, earthquake resistant design
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering

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