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  • Chiara Bedon
  • Christian Louter
In this paper, careful consideration is paid for structural glass elements under fire loading. In particular, a thermo-mechanical Finite Element (FE) numerical investigation is carried out in ABAQUS on small-scale structural glass elements exposed to fire. Taking advantage of past literature efforts, major thermal effects on the material properties are taken into account in the form of key input parameters for numerical simulations. Further validation of the so calibrated FE models is then carried out towards past small-scale experimental fire tests on monolithic glass panels. A sensitivity FE study is hence proposed, giving evidence of major influencing parameters on the thermo-mechanical performance of the same structural glass elements, including variations in the fire exposure, thermal-to-mechanical loading ratio, geometrical and mechanical features of the specimens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Challenging Glass Conference 6 (CGC 6)
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Architectural and Structural Applications of Glass
EditorsChristian Louter, Freek Bos, Jan Belis, Fred Veer, Rob Nijsse
PublisherTU Delft Open
ISBN (Print)978-94-6366-044-0
Publication statusPublished - May 2018
EventChallenging Glass 6: International Conference on the Architectural and Structural Application of Glass - TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 17 May 201818 May 2018
Conference number: 6


ConferenceChallenging Glass 6
Abbreviated titleCGC
OtherChallenging Glass is an international bi-annual conference that aims at gathering world class designers, engineers, researchers and industry partners to discuss on the architectural and structural use of glass.
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    Research areas

  • Structural Glass, Thermo-Mechanical Performance, Finite Element (FE) Numerical Modelling, Fire Conditions, Sensitivity Study, Experiments

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