Analysis of bonded hybrid steel-glassbeams by small scale tests

Authors

  • M. Feldmann RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Steel Structures
  • B. Abeln RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Steel Structures
  • M. Baitinger RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Steel Structures

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/cgc.2.2323

Keywords:

Hybrid Steel-Glass beams, structural glazing, adhesive technology, small-scale-tests, structural behaviour

Abstract

To realize architectural attractive transparent and lightweight constructions bonded hybrid steel-glass beams have been developed, where flanges of steel and webs of glass are assembled to I-shaped profiles using adhesives. The load-bearing capacity of such beams is governed – apart from the mechanical and strength characteristics of the adherent - by ageing, temperature and creeping. By means of small scale push-out-tests the properties of different adhesive geometries, the influence of the manufacturing process and the general load carrying behaviour of bonded hybrid steel-glass-beams are shown.

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Published

2010-05-20

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Joints, Fixings & Adhesives