Design of Glass Structures

24th June 2020 - 15:00-18:00 BST



As a popular material in buildings, glass is able to take the form of facades, roofs, or other load-bearing elements. Several aspects, however, need harmonized design rules and recommendations in support of professional engineers. Buckling-related issues, for example, can represent a critical aspect of design, due to the combination of a relatively high slenderness with a typical tensile brittle behaviour of the material (thus null residual capacities).

This webinar explores the major mechanical features of load-bearing glass elements under various loading and boundary configurations, with a focus on standardised formulation for the buckling analysis and verification. Among others, glass fins that can be susceptible to lateral torsional buckling phenomena are taken into account. The effects of section properties and restraints will also be discussed, with a worked example to conclude.



Chiara Bedon is Assistant Professor at University of Trieste, Department of Engineering and Architecture (Italy), where she chairs the course of 'Structural Analysis'. PhD degree in 2012, her research activity is mostly focused on the analysis of structural glass solutions, including experimental investigations, the definition of analytical formulations in support of design, or the refined numerical analysis of glass / hybrid systems. Since 2009, she is involved in various European or international projects and networks (JRC-ERNCIP, NATO-SPS, COST, etc.), most of them related to glass structures under extreme loads such as explosions, fire events or earthquakes. Editor-in-Chief for the open access International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research. Co-author of several scientific papers and book chapters, she contributed to the definition of various technical documents and guidelines. Among others, the Italian CNR-DT 210 technical document for the design and verification of structural glass members (with a focus on buckling-related issues).


Attendance certificates are available on request after the completion of the webinar. 


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