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Buildings 2017, 7(2), 50; doi:10.3390/buildings7020050

The TVT Glass Pavilion: Theoretical Study on a Highly Transparent Building Made with Long-Spanned TVT Portals Braced with Hybrid Glass-Steel Panels

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Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo Lazzarino, 56122 Pisa, Italy
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Trevi SpA, Via Dismano 5819, 47522 Cesena, Italy
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Received: 15 March 2017 / Revised: 8 June 2017 / Accepted: 9 June 2017 / Published: 14 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Traditional and Innovative Approaches in Seismic Design)
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In contemporary buildings, the architectural demand for a complete dematerialisation of load bearing structures can be satisfied only in limited cases with the exclusive structural use of glass. Otherwise, for challenging applications such as long spanned or high-rise structures, the use of hybrid glass-steel systems is mandatory. Glass, fragile but highly compressive resistant, is associated with steel, ductile and tensile resistant. The present research shows the feasibility study for a fully glazed pavilion made of six TVT (Travi Vitree Tensegrity) portal frames longitudinally braced by pre-stressed hybrid glass panels. The frames are about 20 m in span and 8 m in height. Appropriate multiscalar FEM numerical analyses, calibrated on the collapse tests performed on previous TVT large-scale prototypes, stated that the structural performance would be able to withstand heavy static and dynamic loads and stated the observance of the Fail-Safe Design principles. View Full-Text
Keywords: structural glass; hybridism; tensegrity; pre-stressed glass; transparent bracing system; glass buckling; fail safe design structural glass; hybridism; tensegrity; pre-stressed glass; transparent bracing system; glass buckling; fail safe design
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Froli, M.; Laccone, F.; Maesano, D. The TVT Glass Pavilion: Theoretical Study on a Highly Transparent Building Made with Long-Spanned TVT Portals Braced with Hybrid Glass-Steel Panels. Buildings 2017, 7, 50.

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