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3/2016 pp. 106-112

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In recent years, there has been carried out an extensive research on the possibilities of the use of glass in combination with other materials as safe surface and members structures. Timber-glass composite I-beams are one of the ideas of built up members with glass as a structural material. Such beams contain glass web and timber flanges. The idea of these beams appeared in 2000. The first serious research and analysis of these beams, in which the glass web is connected to the wooden flanges. The paper focuses on the study of previous studies of timber-glass I-beams. Joints of timber and glass together, differences in stiffness of both materials and capacity in uncracked stage and postcritical load capacity were the main points of the paper. As a summary, the idea of further research on these elements was outlined, resulting from the unrecognized problem of thermal loads, long-term loads and dynamic loads acting on these elements.

Key words

composite beams, timber structures, glass structures


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