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Novel Architectural Glass Connections

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There has been relatively little research in glass connections, and until recently the only option for joints in high stress applications was bolted connections and fully toughened glass. However the use of bolted connections in glass is somewhat surprising as they are inherently inefficient. Adhesives have been identified as a potential alternative to bolted connections. However, there are uncertainties about the long-term performance of high strength adhesives, resulting in large safety factors. This presentation introduces low temperature brazing or soldering as an alternative technology for creating structural glass bonds that combines the long-term reliability of metals with the strength characteristics of bonded connections.

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Structures Research Seminars series.

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