Reinforced and Post-tensioned Glass Beams

This paper investigates the structural performance of reinforced and post-tensioned glass beams. This is done through bending tests on 1.5 m reinforced, post-tensioned and reference glass beam specimens. From the results it is observed that both reinforcing and post-tensioning are feasible concepts which provide the glass beam with significant residual load-carrying capacity. Furthermore, post-tensioning significantly enhances the initial failure strength of the glass beams. Future studies will focus in more depth on this promising concept of post-tensioning glass beams.


Editor(s):
Vitkala, Jorma
Published in:
Proceedings of the GPD 2013, 139-141
Presented at:
Glass Performance Days 2013, Tampere, Finland, June 13-15, 2013
Year:
2013
Publisher:
Tampere
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