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Thermal and Energy-Efficiency Assessment of Novel Hybrid CLT-Glass Facade Elements

Version 1 : Received: 20 March 2020 / Approved: 23 March 2020 / Online: 23 March 2020 (03:41:03 CET)

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Rajčić, V.; Perković, N.; Bedon, C.; Barbalić, J.; Žarnić, R. Thermal and Energy-Efficiency Assessment of Hybrid CLT–glass Façade Elements. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 3071. Rajčić, V.; Perković, N.; Bedon, C.; Barbalić, J.; Žarnić, R. Thermal and Energy-Efficiency Assessment of Hybrid CLT–glass Façade Elements. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 3071.

Journal reference: Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 3071
DOI: 10.3390/app10093071

Abstract

Facade elements are known to represent a building component with multiple performance parameters to satisfy. Among others, “advanced facades” take advantage of hybrid solutions, like the assemblage of laminated materials. In addition to enhanced mechanical properties that are typical of optimally composed hybrid structural components, these systems are energy-efficient, durable, and offer lightening comfort and optimal thermal performance. This is the case of the structural solution developed in joint research efforts of the University of Zagreb and the University of Ljubljana, within the Croatian Science Foundation VETROLIGNUM project. The design concept involves the mechanical interaction of timber and glass load-bearing members, without sealing or bonded glass-to-timber surfaces. Laminated glass infilled timber frames are recognized as a new generation of structural members with relevant load-carrying capacity (and especially the enhancement of earthquake resistance of framed systems), but also energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions.

Subject Areas

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT); laminated glass; hybrid facade element; thermal performance; energy efficiency; numerical modelling

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