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- Assessing the in-plane racking performance of glass facade systems
- Sivanerupan, S.; Wilson, John L.; Gad, E. F.
- Glass facade systems in buildings may be subjected to racking action due to inter storey drift caused by earthquake and wind actions. The performance of facade systems is dependent on the amount of drift and the interaction of the glass panels with the facade structural support frames. The glass facade systems can be classified into two types namely, framed glass facade system (FGFS) and point fixed glass facade system (PFGFS). It was observed that the damage to glass facade systems resulting from in-plane racking actions mainly from earthquakes is increasingly common and yet there have been limited number of laboratory tests and detailed analyses undertaken. The research conducted to date mainly focused on traditional FGFS. However the seismic performance of PFGFS is likely to be quite different from conventional framed systems. If the system does not have enough in-plane drift capacity it will be vulnerable in racking actions mainly during earthquakes and wind actions. A unique real scale in-plane racking laboratory test on a typical PFGFS was conducted. The major aim of the project is to assess the inplane racking performance of PFGFS. In this paper, the laboratory test setup and the experimental results are discussed together with confirmatory analytical studies.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Proceedings of the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference (ASEC 2012), Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 11-13 July 2012, paper no. 56
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- Earthquake loading; Glass facade systems; In-plane drift capacity; Point fixed glazing
- Engineers Australia
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- Copyright © 2012.
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