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Breakage of Framing Glass Façades in Fire

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Abstract

Through an onsite survey in four cities in China, it was found that glass curtain walls employed in engineering primarily can be classified into three types: point supported, frame supported and full glass curtain walls. Among the three types, frame supported curtain walls, in which the glass panel is fixed by a metal frame at its surrounding edges, is used most commonly.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Fire ScienceUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina
  2. 2.Department of Architecture and Civil EngineeringCity University of Hong KongKowloon TongHong Kong

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