Author(s): C.V. Girija Vallabhan, M.M. El-Shami,
K.S. Kandil & O.M. Tawfik
ental Verification of Folded Glass
Plates Used in Architectural Window
Girija Vallabhan', M.M.
* Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
^Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt.
Architects use large glass panels as vertical folded plate structures in
buildings for allowing lights as well as aesthetic appearances.
folded glass plate structures are constructed using large plane glass plates
placed vertically, but each of them are connected at an angle 90 degrees or
These panels are subjected to lateral wind loads and are glued together
at their joints with a silicone sealant.
Till now, to the knowledge of the
authors, no report has been published on the analysis of these folded glass
These structures are generally supported at the top and the
bottom within an aluminum frame with rubber gaskets to release stress
concentrations that might be resulting from some small con...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/CMEM970031
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