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All-glass shell scale models made with an adjustable mould

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A small-scaled experimental concept is presented of a self-supporting anticlastic all-glass shell scale model, created by means of an adaptable mould. First, different manufacturing parameters of relatively small shells are investigated, such as mould type, glass supporting system and dimensions, oven temperature and shell curvature. Next, an adjustable mould for the bending of glass is developed, built and tested. With this mould it is possible to make glass panels synclastic and anticlastic, and we were able to create different prototypes. The latter are the basic components of an intended larger shell, composed of smaller segments. The objective is to join the latter by using fusing techniques, which result in completely transparent monolithic all-glass shells. Therefore, additional experiments have been performed to explore different variants of glass fusion techniques to be applied for double curved glass shells.
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glass fusion, adjustable mould, Glass shell, structural glass

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Belis, Jan, Arno Pronk, Willem Schuurmans, and Thomas Blancke. 2011. “All-glass Shell Scale Models Made with an Adjustable Mould.” In IABSE-IASS-2011 : London Symposium Report, ed. David A Nethercot and Sergio Pellegrino, 90–90. Zürich, Switzerland ; Madrid, Spain: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) ; International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS).
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Belis, Jan, Pronk, A., Schuurmans, W., & Blancke, T. (2011). All-glass shell scale models made with an adjustable mould. In D. A. Nethercot & S. Pellegrino (Eds.), IABSE-IASS-2011 : London symposium report (pp. 90–90). Presented at the 35th Annual symposium of IABSE ; 52nd Annual symposium of IASS, Zürich, Switzerland ; Madrid, Spain: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) ; International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS).
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Belis J, Pronk A, Schuurmans W, Blancke T. All-glass shell scale models made with an adjustable mould. In: Nethercot DA, Pellegrino S, editors. IABSE-IASS-2011 : London symposium report. Zürich, Switzerland ; Madrid, Spain: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) ; International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS); 2011. p. 90–90.
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Belis, Jan, Arno Pronk, Willem Schuurmans, et al. “All-glass Shell Scale Models Made with an Adjustable Mould.” IABSE-IASS-2011 : London Symposium Report. Ed. David A Nethercot & Sergio Pellegrino. Zürich, Switzerland ; Madrid, Spain: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) ; International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), 2011. 90–90. Print.
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  abstract     = {A small-scaled experimental concept is presented of a self-supporting anticlastic all-glass shell scale model, created by means of an adaptable mould. First, different manufacturing parameters of relatively small shells are investigated, such as mould type, glass supporting system and dimensions, oven temperature and shell curvature. Next, an adjustable mould for the bending of glass is developed, built and tested. With this mould it is possible to make glass panels synclastic and anticlastic, and we were able to create different prototypes. The latter are the basic components of an intended larger shell, composed of smaller segments. The objective is to join the latter by using fusing techniques, which result in completely transparent monolithic all-glass shells. Therefore, additional experiments have been performed to explore different variants of glass fusion techniques to be applied for double curved glass shells.},
  author       = {Belis, Jan and Pronk, Arno and Schuurmans, Willem and Blancke, Thomas},
  booktitle    = {IABSE-IASS-2011 : London symposium report},
  editor       = {Nethercot, David A and Pellegrino, Sergio},
  isbn         = {9780707971223},
  keyword      = {glass fusion,adjustable mould,Glass shell,structural glass},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {London, UK},
  pages        = {90--90},
  publisher    = {International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) ; International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS)},
  title        = {All-glass shell scale models made with an adjustable mould},
  year         = {2011},
}