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Development of innovative steel-glass-structures in respect to structural and architectural design

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2007-00036

  • Start date

    1 July 2007

  • End date

    30 June 2016

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 881 196

  • EU contribution

    € 528 717

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

Objective

Currently, steel-glass constructions are favourably used in modern architecture. This proposal addresses the design of new and innovative steel-glass-structures in respect to architectural, static-structural and fabrication criteria. Different types of steel-glass constructions are analysed or even newly developed focusing on an optimal structural interaction between steel and glass. The research includes steel-supported glazing systems and the development of a new hybrid steel-glass beam, consisting of steel flanges and a glass web, all of which can be used in facades, roofs, atria etc.

Thus, glass is used as a stiffened as well as a full bearing element in steel-glass constructions. Consequently, the research project will produce comprehensive solutions for innovative steel-glass-structures. The need for the projected research is pointed out in the "European Steel Technology Platform" ESTEP 2006 which actually defines the design of steel-glass structures as a short-term research area.

Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Address

Templergraben 55
Aachen

Germany

Participants (4)

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DUBATIMENT - CSTB

France

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNIKE V PRAZE

Czechia

STEEL CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2007-00036

  • Start date

    1 July 2007

  • End date

    30 June 2016

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 881 196

  • EU contribution

    € 528 717

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany