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Numerical investigation of reinforced laminated glass beams

Kenny Martens (UGent) , Jan Belis (UGent) , Robby Caspeele (UGent) and Jonas Dispersyn (UGent)
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Glass is increasingly being used to create transparent structural elements such as columns, beams, floors, etc. Especially in case of glass beams, a significant amount of investigations has been performed to improve the unsafe (brittle) failure behaviour of glass. Similar to reinforced concrete, reinforced glass beams have been developed in which stainless steel is added to the glass laminate to obtain a safe failure behaviour. The concept has been proven to be feasible when assuming statically determinate systems. However, the additional system safety of statically indeterminate systems has not been investigated yet. This paper presents numerical research outcomes on reinforced glass beams with statically determinate as well as statically indeterminate support conditions. From the results, is is concluded that it is feasible to apply such beams in statically indeterminate systems as significant system safety and a safe failure behaviour was observed.
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system safety, support conditions, numerical calculation, Structural glass beams, reinforcement

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Martens, Kenny, Jan Belis, Robby Caspeele, et al. “Numerical Investigation of Reinforced Laminated Glass Beams.” IABSE Reports 104. Ed. Yozo Fujino. Zurich: IABSE, 2015. 1–8. Print.
APA
Martens, Kenny, Belis, J., Caspeele, R., & Dispersyn, J. (2015). Numerical investigation of reinforced laminated glass beams. In Y. Fujino (Ed.), IABSE Reports 104 (pp. 1–8). Presented at the IABSE CONFERENCE NARA 2015 : Elegance in Structures, Zurich: IABSE.
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Martens, Kenny, Jan Belis, Robby Caspeele, and Jonas Dispersyn. 2015. “Numerical Investigation of Reinforced Laminated Glass Beams.” In IABSE Reports 104, ed. Yozo Fujino, 1–8. Zurich: IABSE.
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Martens, Kenny, Jan Belis, Robby Caspeele, and Jonas Dispersyn. 2015. “Numerical Investigation of Reinforced Laminated Glass Beams.” In IABSE Reports 104, ed. Yozo Fujino, 1–8. Zurich: IABSE.
Vancouver
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Martens K, Belis J, Caspeele R, Dispersyn J. Numerical investigation of reinforced laminated glass beams. In: Fujino Y, editor. IABSE Reports 104. Zurich: IABSE; 2015. p. 1–8.
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K. Martens, J. Belis, R. Caspeele, and J. Dispersyn, “Numerical investigation of reinforced laminated glass beams,” in IABSE Reports 104, Nara, Japan, 2015, pp. 1–8.
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  abstract     = {Glass is increasingly being used to create transparent structural elements such as columns, beams, floors, etc. Especially in case of glass beams, a significant amount of investigations has been performed to improve the unsafe (brittle) failure behaviour of glass. Similar to reinforced concrete, reinforced glass beams have been developed in which stainless steel is added to the glass laminate to obtain a safe failure behaviour. The concept has been proven to be feasible when assuming statically determinate systems. However, the additional system safety of statically indeterminate systems has not been investigated yet. This paper presents numerical research outcomes on reinforced glass beams with statically determinate as well as statically indeterminate support conditions. From the results, is is concluded that it is feasible to apply such beams in statically indeterminate systems as significant system safety and a safe failure behaviour was observed.},
  author       = {Martens, Kenny and Belis, Jan and Caspeele, Robby and Dispersyn, Jonas},
  booktitle    = {IABSE Reports 104},
  editor       = {Fujino, Yozo},
  isbn         = {9783857481383},
  keywords     = {system safety,support conditions,numerical calculation,Structural glass beams,reinforcement},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Nara, Japan},
  pages        = {1--8},
  publisher    = {IABSE},
  title        = {Numerical investigation of reinforced laminated glass beams},
  year         = {2015},
}