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Mechanical properties of continuous adhesive glass-steel connections under monotonic and cyclic loading

Bert Van Lancker UGent, Wouter De Corte UGent and Jan Belis UGent (2018) GLASS STRUCTURES & ENGINEERING. 3(2). p.197-211
abstract
Structural sealant glazing systems (SSGS), currently also known as bonded glass, for façades originated over 50 years ago. Although a lot of new developments were introduced and essential experience was gained, the design of the continuous adhesive glass-metal connections used in conventional SSGS did not undergo significant changes ever since. To optimise the design of such connections and to enable the development of new and innovative concepts of adhesive connections in building construction, fundamental research on the structural performance of adhesive glass-metal connections is, therefore, inevitable. In this research, the focus lies on the mechanical behaviour of continuous adhesive glass-steel connections under cyclic loading to which these elements are subjected on a daily basis, e.g. wind, or possibly subjected during their lifetime, e.g. earthquakes. The aim was, by means of experimental testing, to compare the structural response of a continuous adhesive glass-cold-formed (stainless) steel connction using a conventional structural silicone under cyclic loading with the mechanical behaviour under monotonic loading. The experimental results revealed the presence of progressive cyclic softening in the continuous adhesive glass-steel connections. This can mainly be attributed to the appreciable change in mechanical properties of the structural silicone resulting from the maximum deformation value prior to cyclic loading, i.e. the Mullins effect. Based on the experimental results, a simplified analytical model was elaborated and (partially) validated. The effect of cyclic loading is an issue that has to be accounted for within further optimisation of glass-metal connections using rubber-like adhesives, e.g. structural silicones.
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Glass, Steel, Structural silicone, Continuous connection, Cyclic loading
journal title
GLASS STRUCTURES & ENGINEERING
Glass Struct. Eng.
editor
Jan Belis UGent, Christian Louter, Jens Henrik Nielsen, Mauro Overend and Jens Schneider
volume
3
issue
2
pages
15 pages
publisher
Springer Nature
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Article
ISSN
2363-5142
2363-5150
DOI
10.1007/s40940-018-0072-y
language
English
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A2
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8560621
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8560621
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https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs40940-018-0072-y.pdf
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2018-05-02 09:35:00
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  abstract     = {Structural sealant glazing systems (SSGS), currently also known as bonded glass, for fa\c{c}ades originated over 50 years ago. Although a lot of new developments were introduced and essential experience was gained, the design of the continuous adhesive glass-metal connections used in conventional SSGS did not undergo significant changes ever since. To optimise the design of such connections and to enable the development of new and innovative concepts of adhesive connections in building construction, fundamental research on the structural performance of adhesive glass-metal connections is, therefore, inevitable. In this research, the focus lies on the mechanical behaviour of continuous adhesive glass-steel connections under cyclic loading to which these elements are subjected on a daily basis, e.g. wind, or possibly subjected during their lifetime, e.g. earthquakes. The aim was, by means of experimental testing, to compare the structural response of a continuous adhesive glass-cold-formed (stainless) steel connction using a conventional structural silicone under cyclic loading with the mechanical behaviour under monotonic loading. The experimental results revealed the presence of progressive cyclic softening in the continuous adhesive glass-steel connections. This can mainly be attributed to the appreciable change in mechanical properties of the structural silicone resulting from the maximum deformation value prior to cyclic loading, i.e. the Mullins effect. Based on the experimental results, a simplified analytical model was elaborated and (partially) validated. The effect of cyclic loading is an issue that has to be accounted for within further optimisation of glass-metal connections using rubber-like adhesives, e.g. structural silicones.},
  author       = {Van Lancker, Bert and De Corte, Wouter and Belis, Jan},
  editor       = {Belis, Jan and Louter, Christian and Nielsen, Jens Henrik and Overend, Mauro and Schneider, Jens},
  issn         = {2363-5142},
  journal      = {GLASS STRUCTURES \& ENGINEERING},
  keyword      = {Glass,Steel,Structural silicone,Continuous connection,Cyclic loading},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {197--211},
  publisher    = {Springer Nature},
  title        = {Mechanical properties of continuous adhesive glass-steel connections under monotonic and cyclic loading},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40940-018-0072-y},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2018},
}

Chicago
Van Lancker, Bert, Wouter De Corte, and Jan Belis. 2018. “Mechanical Properties of Continuous Adhesive Glass-steel Connections Under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading.” Ed. Jan Belis, Christian Louter, Jens Henrik Nielsen, Mauro Overend, and Jens Schneider. Glass Structures & Engineering 3 (2): 197–211.
APA
Van Lancker, B., De Corte, W., & Belis, J. (2018). Mechanical properties of continuous adhesive glass-steel connections under monotonic and cyclic loading. (Jan Belis, C. Louter, J. H. Nielsen, M. Overend, & J. Schneider, Eds.)GLASS STRUCTURES & ENGINEERING, 3(2), 197–211.
Vancouver
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Van Lancker B, De Corte W, Belis J. Mechanical properties of continuous adhesive glass-steel connections under monotonic and cyclic loading. Belis J, Louter C, Nielsen JH, Overend M, Schneider J, editors. GLASS STRUCTURES & ENGINEERING. Springer Nature; 2018;3(2):197–211.
MLA
Van Lancker, Bert, Wouter De Corte, and Jan Belis. “Mechanical Properties of Continuous Adhesive Glass-steel Connections Under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading.” Ed. Jan Belis et al. GLASS STRUCTURES & ENGINEERING 3.2 (2018): 197–211. Print.