Seismic Behavior of Glass Curtain Walls

  • Roham Afghani KhoraskaniEmail author
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As mentioned earlier, the basic cause of damage to the nonstructural elements of the building during an earthquake is deflections and displacements within the structural elements. In this chapter the behavior of the glass panels subjected to these displacements are investigated for different types of architectural glazing systems. For every system depending on the fixtures and their boundary conditions, the maximum allowable lateral force that may be exerted on the panel is derived using the theory of plates for the three cases of dry glazed systems, structural sealant systems and point fixed systems. Simplification has been made in order to achieve analytical solutions.


Curtain Wall System Glass Panels Glass Panes Single-layer Glass Structural Glazing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico Di MilanoMilanItaly

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