Glass Structures

This book is thus the first to present a coherent guide to the planning and design of glass supporting frameworks. The focus is on the pressure-resistant, flat supporting element as a basic building block for broad supporting structures.

Author: Jan Wurm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764376086

Category: Architecture

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Flat glass opens up more possibilities for the planner than virtually any other material. Because of the technological complexity of using it, however, no specific structural forms have been developed for glass supporting frameworks as they have been for wood, concrete, and steel. This book is thus the first to present a coherent guide to the planning and design of glass supporting frameworks. The focus is on the pressure-resistant, flat supporting element as a basic building block for broad supporting structures. The spatial and constructive forms of multifunctional, self-supporting glass envelopes are vividly illustrated and systematically explained. The constructions presented exhibit new aesthetic qualities, based not on the dictum of "dematerialization" but on the poetry of gleaming and transparent planes. They ring in a new chapter in the history of glass architecture.

Glass Buildings

Glass is a material which renders possible an especially elegant architectural language. This book provides a detailed insight into a world of technically sophisticated structures.

Author: Heinz W. Krewinkel

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: UOM:39015046012079

Category: Architecture

Page: 155

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Glass is a material which renders possible an especially elegant architectural language. This book provides a detailed insight into a world of technically sophisticated structures. Twenty-five projects from the past five years are presented here in a wealth of detail by way of descriptions, photographs and scale drawings. The buildings selected encompass a wide range of different types and functions, providing an intriguing record of the whole spectrum of current developments in glass technology and the role it plays in construction.

Glass in Structures

"The author, Rob Nijsse describes with great expertise designs, concepts and realized projects, in which glass elements fulfil crucial architectural tasks.

Author: Rob Nijsse

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 3764364394

Category: Architecture

Page: 167

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"The author, Rob Nijsse describes with great expertise designs, concepts and realized projects, in which glass elements fulfil crucial architectural tasks. In the advanced architecture of today the use of this transparent material goes well beyond self-supporting functions and comprises structural parts such as columns, walls, floors and roofs. One of the characteristic material properties of glass - to break suddenly and completely under certain conditions - seems only at first glance incompatible with the static responsibilities of structural elements; each of the construction achievements presented demonstrates how the engineer is challenged every time again to refute that assumption." "The various creative solutions, arrived at in close cooperation with some of the most interesting architects of the present, are carefully documented by a multitude of construction drawings, sketches and photographs."--BOOK JACKET.

Challenging Glass

Bolted Connections of Glass Structures by means of Two Holes In-line Vencl.
Eliášová Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, radim.
venclassv.cvut.cz, eliasova(afsv.cvut.cz This paper deals with bolted connections
of glass ...

Author: Freek Bos

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586038664

Category: Architecture

Page: 668

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Contains topics that range from glass joints, fixings and adhesives to architectural designs to the strength, stability and safety of glass. This book also covers issues such as laminates and composite designs, glass lighting, the curving and bending of glass and the many facades of glass.

Introduction to Glass Science and Technology

If so, this site structure should be included in the complete structural model for the
glass. In particular, we find that most studies of glass structures ignore the
possible effects of minor components and impurities. This problem is particularly
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Author: J. E. Shelby

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 0854046399

Category: Science

Page: 291

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This book provides a concise and inexpensive introduction for an undergraduate course in glass science and technology. The contents cover the fundamental topics of importance in glass science and technology, including glass formation, crystallization, phase separation and structure of glasses. Additional chapters discuss the most important properties of glasses and a final chapter provides an introduction to a number of methods used to form technical glasses. Although intended primarily as a textbook, it is also invaluable to the engineer or scientist who desires more knowledge regarding the formation, properties and production of glass.

Great Glass Buildings

No less exceptional is structure of re touch and real empathy. A clutch of
absorbing exceptions ... Not all projects in Great Glass Buildings enjoy an
Arcadian setting, yet there is an art in finding opportunity in adversity. In the case
of a sublime ...

Author: Peter Hyatt

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864701129

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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A unique focus on the work of renowned contemporary architects from around the world showcasing their projects designed with glass.

COST Action TU0905 Mid term Conference on Structural Glass

The aim is to develop a model that may be integrated into glass design programs
for strength design of glass structures. The model is applicable to centrally and
excentrically applied impact and to glass of various support conditions.

Author: Jan Belis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203797419

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

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The application of glass as a structural material may seem surprising initially, yet pioneering glass structures were first built two decades ago already. Ever since, Structural Glass has been developing at a very high pace thanks to very intensive scientific and industrial research and new technological developments.Right at the heart of these rap

Glass

Author: Joe Wong

Publisher: Marcel Dekker Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X001401301

Category: Science

Page: 864

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Green House Structures and Modes of Heating With Information on Glass and Glazing Flues Steam and Hot Beds

Peter Henderson. GreenHouse Structures, and Modes of Heating With
Information on Glass and Glazing, Flues, Steam and HotBeds By Peter
Henderson Copyright © 2013 Read Books Ltd. This book is copyright.

Author: Peter Henderson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473354203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 26

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This antique book contains a detailed guide on modes of heating in horticulture and agriculture, with information on green-houses, glass and glazing, flues, steam, hot beds, and much more. Clear and concise, and written in simple, easy-to-follow language, this antiquarian text constitutes the perfect guide for those with little previous experience, who have an interest in heating apropos growing plants. It contains simple instructions and is profusely illustrated, making it a great text for amateurs and a worthy addition to any collection of horticultural or farming literature. The chapters of this volume include: 'Modes of Heating', 'Glass and Glazing', 'Ground Glass', 'Heating and Hot Water', 'Heating by Flues', 'Garden and Farm Topics', 'Heating by Steam', 'Heating by Hot-Beds', and 'Cost of Construction'. We are proud to republish this book, now complete with a new introduction on farming.

Glass Interactive Building Envelopes

For a connecting structure between two bath houses at Therme Badenweiler,
Germany, an all glass structure was designed and built. The glass house consists
of vertical glass columns (l =7,60 m) and horizontal glass girders (l = 6,20 m) to ...

Author: Michel Crisinel

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586037093

Category: Architecture

Page: 308

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" The main objective of the COST Action C13 was to increase the knowledge of properties and possibilities of glazing in order to increase the performance of building envelopes, to reduce the energy consumption and to improve the quality of life with respect to interior space, impact on the environment and human welfare. This collection of papers, presented at meetings and workshops of the COST C13 working groups 1 (Architectural Aspects and Design Integration), 2 (Quality of Interior Space) and 3 (Structural Aspects of Glass) are the result of five years of exchange of ideas, experiences and know-how between members, delegates and experts. It represents the body of knowledge from a restricted but representative group of professionals in Europe on the subject of glass building envelopes. The Steel Structures Laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the research group Façades & Systems of the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology have taken the initiative to publish these COST C13 papers in order to disseminate the knowledge to the world of glass façade professionals and to contribute to the development of a new generation of high-performance glass building envelopes. "

Space Structures 5

Design , engineering , production and realisation of spatial glass structures for '
Digital Baroque ' architecture M . EEKHOUT Faculty of Architecture , Delft
University of Technology , the Netherlands INTRODUCTION The second half of
the ...

Author: G. A. R. Parke

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0727731734

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1613

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These Proceedings are based on the Fifth International Conference on Space Structures, organised by the University of Surrey. Produced as a 2-volume set, they contain original and innovative information on space structures from leading engineers and architects from around the world.

The Glass of Form

The mirror has fascinated man in every age; medieval authors are no exception and manifest their interest in mirrors both literally and metaphorically, for two reasons in particular: the analogical element in the mirror metaphor, which ...

Author: Anna Torti

Publisher: Ds Brewer

ISBN: UCAL:B4379950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

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The mirror has fascinated man in every age; medieval authors are no exception and manifest their interest in mirrors both literally and metaphorically, for two reasons in particular: the analogical element in the mirror metaphor, which combines with the pervasive allegorical mode, and the ethical function attributed to poetry. The mirror's ambivalent role of reflecting appearances and of revealing an intimation of the invisible behind them should also be borne in mind to understand its influence.

Ceramic and Glass Materials

This is a concise, up-to-date book that covers a wide range of important ceramic materials used in modern technology.

Author: James F. Shackelford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387733623

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 202

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This is a concise, up-to-date book that covers a wide range of important ceramic materials used in modern technology. Chapters provide essential information on the nature of these key ceramic raw materials including their structure, properties, processing methods and applications in engineering and technology. Treatment is provided on materials such as alumina, aluminates, Andalusite, kyanite, and sillimanite. The chapter authors are leading experts in the field of ceramic materials. An ideal text for graduate students and practising engineers in ceramic engineering, metallurgy, and materials science and engineering.

Analysis of the Composition and Structure of Glass and Glass Ceramics

4.1 Applying the Dynamics of the Structure to Tailor the Glass Properties Ulrich
Fotheringham As will be made very conspicuous by the computer simulations
shown in Sect. 4.2, glass structure is not unique but cooling-rate dependent.

Author: Hans Bach

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662037461

Category: Science

Page: 528

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The first book completely devoted to the subject, this volume describes the analysis of the composition and structure of glass and glass ceramics. Although conceived as a monograph, the individual chapters are written by leading Schott experts on the corresponding subjects.

Glass

When it was learned that Professor Scholze was revising his classic work on the nature, structure, and properties of glass, it was natural to conceive the idea of translating the new edition into English.

Author: Horst Scholze

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461390695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 454

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When it was learned that Professor Scholze was revising his classic work on the nature, structure, and properties of glass, it was natural to conceive the idea of translating the new edition into English. Professor Scholze enthusiastically endorsed this suggestion and asked for the concurrence of his publisher, Springer-Verlag. Springer-Verlag welcomed the idea and readily agreed to provide support. With the essential agreements in place, Professor Michael Lakin, Professor of German at Alfred University, was asked to do the transla tion, and I subsequently agreed to work with Professor Lakin to check for technical accuracy. I was happy to accept this task because of my respect for Professor Scholze and because of the value to glass scientists and engineers of having available an English edition of Glas. Professor Scholze died before publication ofthis English edition of his work. However, he had reviewed the entire English text and had approved it. Professor Lakin and I appreciated the confidence he placed in us, and we were gratified with his acceptance of our efforts. His scientific contributions were numerous and important; they will long serve as guideposts for research in many key areas. We hope this translation of Glas will help make his legacy accessible to more people. Professor Lakin and I have tried to provide a translation that is accurate and true to the original but that has a distinctive English "flavor"; that is, it is not just a literal translation.

Glass

5.2 Silica Glass and Related Glasses 5.2.1 Glass Network Silicon (Si) is in group
IV of the Mendeleev table (Appendix B) and ... Then, the structure can be thought
of as built up by the sharing of corners by pairs of these oxygen tetrahedra.

Author: Eric Le Bourhis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527679447

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Glass is a material with essentially unlimited application possibilities. This second edition of a comprehensive reference in glass science, points out the correlation between the performance of industrial processes and practice-relevant properties, such as strength and optical properties. Interdisciplinary in his approach, the author discusses both the science and technology, starting with an outline of history and applications, glass structure, and rheology. The sections on properties include mechanical strength and contact resistance, ageing, mechanics of glass processes, the production and control of residual stresses, high-tech products, and current research and development. Applications include glazing, packaging, optical glass, glass fibers for reinforcement, and abrasive tools. The development of touchscreen technology showed how important were the design and resistance of thin flexible glass and these new thin aluminosilicate glasses are also discussed.

Externally Bonded FRP Reinforcement for RC Structures

There are mainly three types of fibres that are used for strengthening of civil
engineering structures, namely glass, aramid and carbon fibres. It should be
recognised that the physical and mechanical properties can vary a great for a
given type ...

Author: fib Fédération internationale du béton

Publisher: fib Fédération internationale du béton

ISBN: 2883940541

Category: Technology & Engineering

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In December 1996, the then CEB established a Task Group with the main objective to elaborate design guidelines for the use of FRP reinforcement in accordance with the design format of the CEB-FIP Model Code and Eurocode2. With the merger of CEB and FIP into fib in 1998, this Task Group became fib TG 9.3 FRP Reinforcement for concrete structures in Commission 9 Reinforcing and Prestressing Materials and Systems. The Task Group consists of about 60 members, representing most European universities, research institutes and industrial companies working in the field of advanced composite reinforcement for concrete structures, as well as corresponding members from Canada, Japan and USA. Meetings are held twice a year and on the research level its work is supported by the EU TMR (European Union Training and Mobility of Researchers) Network "ConFibreCrete”. The work of fib TG 9.3 is performed by five working parties (WP): Material Testing and Characterization (MT&C) Reinforced Concrete (RC) Prestressed Concrete (PC) Externally Bonded Reinforcement (EBR) Marketing and Applications (M&A) This technical report constitutes the work conducted as of to date by the EBR party. This bulletin gives detailed design guidelines on the use of FRP EBR, the practical execution and the quality control, based on the current expertise and state-of-the-art knowledge of the task group members. It is regarded as a progress report since it is not the aim of this report to cover all aspects of RC strengthening with composites. Instead, it focuses on those aspects that form the majority of the design problems. several of the topics presented are subject of ongoing research and development, and the details of some modelling approaches may be subject to future revisions. as knowledge in this field is advancing rapidly, the work of the EBR WP will continue. Inspite of this limit in scope, considerable effort has been made to present a bulletin that is today’s state-of-art in the area of strengthening of concrete structures by means of externally bonded FRP reinforcement.

Fluoride Glass Fiber Optics

—2— Fluoride Glass Structure JOSEPH H. SIMMONS, CATHERINE J. SIMMONS
and ROMULO OCHOA Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA and ADRIAN C. WRIGHT
Department ...

Author: Ishwar D. Aggarwal

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9781483259307

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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Fluoride Glass Fiber Optics reviews the fundamental aspects of fluoride glasses. This book is divided into nine chapters. Chapter 1 discusses the wide range of fluoride glasses with an emphasis on fluorozirconate-based compositions. The structure of simple fluoride systems, such as BaF2 binary glass is elaborated in Chapter 2. The third chapter covers the intrinsic transparency of fluoride glasses from the UV to the IR, with particular emphasis on the multiphonon edge and electronic edge. The next three chapters are devoted to ultra-low loss optical fibers, reviewing methods for purifying and analyzing the fluoride glass raw materials. The sources of loss are considered in Chapter 6, while the work performed on the durability of fluoride glasses is analyzed in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 focuses on the effects of radiation on fluoride glasses. The last chapter deliberates the area of active phenomena such as doping of fluoride glasses with rare-earth elements for fluorescence and lasing, as well as frequency doubling. This publication is a good reference for students and researchers conducting work on fluoride glasses.