Influence of fire location on the thermal performance of glass façades

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Author(s)

  • Yu Wang
  • Qingsong Wang
  • Jinhua Sun
  • Linghui He
  • K.M. Liew

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-442
Journal / PublicationApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume106
Online published9 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2016

Abstract

The breakage and fallout of glass façades may easily occur and significantly affect the enclosed fire dynamics. However, little is known about the effect of fire location on the glass thermal response. In particular, due to large size and various installation forms, glass façades perform differently when fire location alters. The different glass thermal performances, resulting from fire location changing from glass edge to center, are simulated using finite element method. Frame supported and point supported glass panes are employed. The glass stress distribution, breaking time, crack initiation and propagation are presented. It is established that fire location has a notable influence on thermal behavior of glass. Frame supported glass façades are more prone to breakage when fire located in the center of a pane. If the fire is positioned close to the fixing points, point supported glass façades will be more prone to breaking. For the purpose of comparison, relevant full-scale experimental results are presented. It is intended the results will provide useful knowledge for the fire resistance optimization of glass façades.

Research Area(s)

  • Fire location, Fire resistance, Glass façades, Thermal performance

Citation Format(s)

Influence of fire location on the thermal performance of glass façades. / Wang, Yu; Wang, Qingsong; Sun, Jinhua et al.
In: Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 106, 05.08.2016, p. 438-442.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review