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Advanced Connection Systems for Architectural Glazing

  • Provides both a practical and a theoretical understanding of the topic

  • Offers a multidisciplinary approach ensuring relevance for researchers in envelope design and earthquake engineers

  • Proposes an innovative connection device applicable to various architectural glazing systems


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Roham Afghani Khoraskani
    Pages 1-3
  3. Roham Afghani Khoraskani
    Pages 5-19
  4. Roham Afghani Khoraskani
    Pages 21-32
  5. Roham Afghani Khoraskani
    Pages 33-52
  6. Roham Afghani Khoraskani
    Pages 53-67
  7. Roham Afghani Khoraskani
    Pages 69-83
  8. Roham Afghani Khoraskani
    Pages 85-114
  9. Roham Afghani Khoraskani
    Pages 115-123
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 125-125

About this book


This book presents the findings of a detailed study to explore the behavior of architectural glazing systems during and after an earthquake and to develop design proposals that will mitigate or even eliminate the damage inflicted on these systems. The seismic behavior of common types of architectural glazing systems are investigated and causes of damage to each system, identified. Furthermore, depending on the geometrical and structural characteristics, the ultimate horizontal load capacity of glass curtain wall systems is defined based on the stability of the glass components. Detailed attention is devoted to the incorporation of advanced connection devices between the structure of the building and the building envelope system in order to minimize the damage to glazed components. An innovative new connection device is introduced that results in a delicate and functional system easily incorporated into different architectural glazing systems, including those demanding maximum transparency.


Architectural Glazing Systems Friction Connection Friction Damping Connectors Glass Panels Glazed Envelope Systems Nonstructural Damage Seismic Damage

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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