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/// Project : Glas-Sandwich-Holzlamellen

Date: 1998

Location: Mobile framework on the testing site of faculty of architecture

Project manager: Jan Wurm

Team members: E. Acciarito, I. Klockenbusch,

S. Riesenkampff, J. Vossebürger

Tehcincal support: Institut für Stahlbau I RWTH Aachen

Sponsor: VEGLA, Klaus Fischer GmbH

Concept:The reason behind this studies were to find a new creative possibilities for glass sandwich constructions.

By bounding the panels and the fins, the loading capacity can be remarkably increased, another aspect is controlling privacy and sunscreens.

The result is a 3*3 m insulating glass pane of normal window glass, which absorbs the necessary loads through the wood pieces that had been used (Fig 01, View through the facade) .

Construction: A wooden fins were arranged in the space between the insulating glass pane to assurance the optimum absorption of the shear forces. In addition two wooden fins placed on the bottom of the glass pane forming a web , these were filled with transparent silicone to transfer the shear forces from the fins to the glass. the upper part connected by transparent high performance double tape with extra Plexiglas bars. the entire panel was rounded with a moisture absorber pressure chamber, in order to avoid any condensation from the air (Fig 02,03,Facade in construction phase, facade exterior view ) .

Glass: The glass for the sandwich construction consisted of 2*6 mm float glass. VSG or TVG can be used to increase stability of the panel, the thickness of the glass for such a system is considerably lower than the other systems with the same overall dimensions (Fig. 04,05 Detail, Detail).

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