Segmented Barrel-Vaulted Glass Roof

Authors

  • K. Haarhuis Eindhoven University of Technology
  • F. van Herwijnen Eindhoven University of Technology
  • R. Nijsse TU Delft

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/cgc.2.2355

Keywords:

glass, barrel-vaulted, cylindrical, roof, connection, transparent joint

Abstract

A structural system for segmented barrel-vaulted glass roofs has been developed, aiming at maximum transparency due to structural optimization. This has led to a structural system with small connections, integrated into the glass, as well as clear, transparent joints. Finite element analysis and a full-scale test has been performed, showing PVB-laminated glass, 101010.4, could be sufficient to create spans up to 20 meters with slightly prestressed cables measuring just 3 mm in diameter.

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Published

2010-05-20

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Section

Curved & Bended Glass