Load sharing in insulated double glass units : determination of the air pressure in the cavity due to mechanical and thermo-mechanical loads

E.M.P. Huveners, F. Herwijnen, van, F. Soetens

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Abstract

Glass is an indispensable building material because of the special properties. Glass has a low heat resistance and therefore it is a thermal leakage in the outer wall. Insulated double glass reduces the heat transfer tremendously. The closed air in the hermetically closed cavity is a good insulator. The magnitude of the pressure in a hermetically closed cavity is an unknown parameter. What is the cavity pressure if the temperature changed, ambient pressure changed, under a uniformly distributed load, under a concentrated load and the like? These influences were investigated by an analytical model and were verified by experimental research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-122
Number of pages11
JournalHeron
Volume48
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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