Thermal Stresses in Heat-Absorbing Building Glass Subjected to Solar Radiation

  • Dieter Stahn


Correct design of building glass installations against failure by fracture is an engineering problem of particular importance, especially because of the increasing tendency of their all-out use in modern building fronts. Existing guidelines for design ensure satisfactory structural performance in most cases, as empirical findings show, but they often lack a detailed theoretical foundation. This deficiency should be reduced by an intensified analysis of the loading conditions which glass panes are subjected to in the field. Such efforts will also help to avoid uneconomical, conservative solutions.


Thermal Stress Tension Stress Glass Pane Edge Cover Shadow Boundary 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Stahn
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  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für WerkstoffmechanikFreiburgWest Germany

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