Load-Bearing Timber-Glass-Façades – Research and Development

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Innovative load-bearing timber-glass composite elements were designed for sustainable architecture. To be used within façades they comprise three major structural components: a glass pane, a timber substructure and a load-bearing adhesive joint holding both parts together. Timber-glass composite elements take advantage of the in-plane load-bearing capacity of glass. The current study relates to timber-glass composite shear walls where the composite action is obtained via a circumferential bond connecting the glass to a timber frame. It summarizes relevant aspects of building construction and shows the potential which arises from the use of adhesives of medium and high stiffness.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-761
Number of pages9
JournalIABSE Symposium Report
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2016

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Scopus 84979626549