Design of a transparent column in glass and steel

F. Roebroek, H.H. Snijder, F. Herwijnen, van, E.M.P. Huveners

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The use of in-plane loaded glass panes allows for highly transparent and material efficient structures. This research focuses on the design of a transparent and safe column in glass and steel, in which an extremely slender steel column is laterally supported by in-plane loaded glass panes. Full-scale experiments have been carried out to determine the stability behaviour of the glass-steel column and to obtain valuable data to calibrate a Finite Element model. Most importantly, it is shown that the concept of the glass-steel column is perfectly feasible.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Challenging Glass 2 - Conference on Architectural and Structural Applications of Glass
Editors Bos, Louter, Veer
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2nd Challenging Glass Conference (CGC 2010) - Technische Universiteit Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 20 May 201021 May 2010
Conference number: 2


Conference2nd Challenging Glass Conference (CGC 2010)
Abbreviated titleCGC 2010
OtherChallenging Glass 2 - Conference on Architectural and Structural Application of Glass


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