Springer Theses

Experimental and Numerical Study of Glass Façade Breakage Behavior under Fire Conditions

Fire Safety Engineering

Authors: Wang, Yu

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Presents tests results on the breakage behavior of glass façades under fire conditions
  • Provides the theoretical and practical basis for fire safety optimization of glass design
  • Deepens readers’ understanding of essential fire safety issues
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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experimental and Numerical Study of Glass Façade Breakage Behavior under Fire Conditions
Book Subtitle
Fire Safety Engineering
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6484-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6484-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6483-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-6486-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 137
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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