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- In-plane racking performance of point fixed glass facade systems
- Sivanerupan, S.; Wilson, John L.; Gad, E. F.; Lam, N. T. K.
- Point fixed glass façade system (PFGFS), also known as the spider glass system, is gaining popularity as it is the most elegant façade option among architects particularly compared to the conventional framed glass systems. The PFGFS system is fixed to the support structure at a few points only using bolts and metal clamps. PFGFS are used mostly at the ground floor level of buildings in Australia. Generally, the racking performance of these systems is not considered at the design stage. If the system does not have sufficient inplane drift capacity it will be vulnerable to racking actions mainly during earthquakes. In this paper, previous research findings on PFGFS and connections are reviewed. An expression is developed to estimate the inplane drift capacity of PFGFS due to articulation from rigid body movement and rotation. The equation is then benchmarked against analytical modelling using ANSYS finite element software.
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- Conference paper
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- Swinburne University of Technology
- Incorporating sustainable practice in mechanics of structures and materials: proceedings of the 21st Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM21), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 07-10 December 2010 / Sam Fragomeni, Srikanth Venkatesan, Nelson T. K. Lam and Sujeeva Setunge (eds.), Chapter 56, pp. 353-358
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- ANSYS; Australia; Earthquakes; Finite element modelling; Point fixed glass facade system; Racking performance; Seismic performance evaluation; Spider glass system
- CRC Press/Balkema
- 9780415616577, 0415616573
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- Copyright © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, London.
- Peer reviewed