Curved Glass – Quality and Application

Authors

  • M. Feldmann RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Steel Structures
  • R. Kasper RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Steel Structures
  • Ömer Bucak Munich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Steel Structures
  • M. Illguth Munich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Steel Structures
  • M. Bues Munich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Steel Structures

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/cgc.2.2353

Keywords:

glass, heat strengthened glass, thermal thoughened glass, curved glass, tempering, material strength, breakage pattern, thermal pre stress

Abstract

The desire of modern architecture for free form structures opens a large market for curved glass. Compared to flat glass, the production of curved glass is much more difficult because of additional parameters through the bending process. Since there is no standard available for curved glass in construction so far, at present the rules for flat glass are being considered. However, several cases of damage show that the application of curved glass needs own regulations to avoid glass breakage on the construction site. Therefore, the Munich University of Applied Sciences and the RWTH Aachen University have performed a research program [1] concerning the quality control and criteria of curved glass.

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Published

2010-05-20

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Section

Curved & Bended Glass