Predicting Performance of Aluminum - Glass Composite Facade Systems Based on Mechanical Properties of the Connection

Maciej Cwyl , Rafał Michalczyk , Natalia Grzegorzewska , Andrzej Garbacz


In this paper, an extensive Finite-Element (FE) numerical study is carried out on a glass framing with point mechanical connectors. The models have been calibrated based on literature studies and field research. The simulations have been performed in order to assess the mechanical behavior of the examined glass-aluminum panels. In frame-support glass structures, such as curtain walls, where glass plates are mounted onto a metal framework, the composite behavior between glass and the supporting aluminum elements is usually a problem. It has been showed that an application of elastomer gaskets decreases the stress concentration at the interface between aluminum and glass while does not significantly change the working scheme of the profile. Based on the proposed models, the failure mechanism for wider set of geometrical configurations can be analyzed
Author Maciej Cwyl (FCE / ICE)
Maciej Cwyl,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, Rafał Michalczyk (FCE / IRB)
Rafał Michalczyk,,
- The Institute of Roads and Bridges
, Natalia Grzegorzewska (FCE)
Natalia Grzegorzewska,,
- Faculty of Civil Engineering
, Andrzej Garbacz (FCE / ICE)
Andrzej Garbacz,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Journal seriesPeriodica Polytechnica-Civil Engineering, ISSN 0553-6626
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishelewacja szklana, kurtyny osłonowe
Keywords in Englishglazing-systems; aluminum-glass composite facade systems; glass damage prediction; curtain walls; gasket; elastic connection
ASJC Classification1909 Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology; 2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
Languageen angielski
predicting.pdf 4.63 MB
Score (nominal)15
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ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 04-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1; Scopus Citations = 2; GS Citations = 2.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.554; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.976 (2) - 2018=0.905 (5)
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