Experimental on the Damages of the Cable-Net Structure Under Static Performance
Structural glass facades or cable-net supported glass façade has been widely used as a modern building facade in engineering construction for a long-span greater than 7 m because of their simple, light and transparent appearance of the structure. With these advantages make them dominant in various applications especially for the building that emphasize the high aesthetic value in term of appearance and also a large space such as airport, hotel and many more. In this research, the damages of cable-net structure were investigated for both with and without glass panels under static behaviour. Three type of damages were considered in this research which are failure of cable connector between two intersection of steel wire cables, different percentage of cable pre-stress losses which are 30 and 60% loss and lastly is cable end anchorage failure with the 100% loss of cable pre-stress force. The deflection of the cable-net with and without glass panels is used to determine the contribution of glass stiffness to the cable-net structure. The cable connector failure shows a little effect rather than the cable failure which are cable pre-stress losses and cable end anchorage failure to the performance of the cable-net structure.
KeywordsCable-net Static test Damages Stiffness Pre-stress cable Glass panels
The activity presented in the paper is part of the research grant of University Science Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang and Ministry of Education Malaysia.
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