Introduction.- Experimental and numerical methods.- Breakage of framing glass façades in fire.- Breakage of point supported glass façades in fire.- Influence of fire location on breakage behavior.- Breakage mechanism and heat transfer.- Conclusion.
This book presents the comprehensive results of experimental and numerical investigations of glass façade breakage behavior under fire conditions. First of all, full-scale frame and point-supported glass façades, incorporating single, double and coated glazing, were tested under pool fire conductions. The results determined the effects of different glass frames, types of glass, and thermal shocks on breakage behavior. Small-scale tests, using the Material Testing System (MTS) 810, Netzsch Dilatometer and FE-SEM, were also performed at different temperatures to determine the basic mechanical properties of glazing.
In addition, a three-dimensional dynamic model was developed to predict stress distribution, crack initiation and propagation, and has since been employed to identify the breakage mechanisms of different types of glass façade. The numerical results showed very good agreement with the experimental results and verified the model’s ability to accurately predict breakage. Lastly, a theoretical model based on incident heat flux was developed to predict the breakage time and heat transfer in glazing, which served to reveal the nature of interactions between fire and glass.
Dr. Yu Wang is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh. After receiving his double Ph.D. degrees from University of Science and Technology of China and City University of Hong Kong in 2016, he became a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. His Ph.D. thesis was nominated as an “Excellent Ph.D. Thesis” by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers. His research interests include thermal breakage behavior of glass façades, compartment fire dynamics, and fire safety of green buildings.
Collana: Springer Theses
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 407 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:15 Illustrations, black and white
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