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Abstract

Publishable final report of project JOE3-CT95-0007

The project comprised two complementary activities: the testing of representative advanced glazing systems in laboratories and outdoor test cells; and the use of computer simulations to determine the overall behaviour of these glazing systems when applied to different building types operating in different climates.

Standard test procedures were developed for the assessment of the performance of advanced glazing systems in the laboratory and outdoors. A whole range of glazing and window systems, from high-technology glazings to more ordinary framing systems, were tested and have been studied by means of numerical simulation. A good agreement was found between the outdoor and laboratory tests.

The project developed better computer simulation techniques for representing the performance of glazing in buildings. A new software product - the GDST (Glazing Design Support Tool) - has been established to enable glazing manufacturers to subject their products to a multi-variate performance appraisal.
Design integration studies were undertaken to involve building industry professionals in advanced glazing and to obtain the feedback which is necessary for manufacturers to understand market forces and constraints.
Last but not least a marketplace study was carried out to evaluate exploitation potential.ential.

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Record Number: 1794 / Last updated on: 2002-03-28
Category: PROJ
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