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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Tension & Membrane Structures

Study on glass structure using prestressing -Application to arch-shaped structure and understanding of basic structural characteristics-

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Tension & Membrane Structures
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Study on glass structure using prestressing -Application to arch-shaped structure and understanding of basic structural characteristics-
  • Author(s): Ayana Tomisawa, Akira Okada, Naoya Miyasato, Shuzo Hiroishi, Shuntaro Shino
  • Keywords: annealed glass panel, string, cables, hybrid construction, initial tensile force, prestressing, compressive strength, arch-shaped frame, integrated-type
Abstract
Glass is used as a finishing material and is considered safe only in regard to bearing the wind load and self-weight of the glass panel. However, glass can be applied as a structural element by taking advantage of the high compressive strength of the glass which can allow for more attractive, constructive spaces. The authors suggest several hybrid constructions which combine structures which support annealed glass panels with strings such as cables as one of the methods to make use of compressive strength of glass. The most important characteristic of this structure is to add compression to the glass panel through the initial tensile force introduced into the string. This paper proposes an arch-shaped frame which is suitable for a relatively large span.

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