P 740 – Partially transparent load-bearing composite components made of steel and glass
For modern architecture Glass is an ideal material for many applications because of its high chemical resistance, its low specific weight and not at least because of its transparency. Mechanical connections added to glass are less suitable because of the brittleness and high stress sensitivity of glass. But through the use of adhesive technology the possibility exist to connect itself particularly advantageous to other materials. Furthermore the amount of visible mechanical fixities such as screws, drilled point fittings or brackets can be largely decreased.
Main focus of this research project is the application of structural adhesive connections on large, partially transparent components such as bonded glass steel columns and fully transparent bonded glass frame corners. Over their partial transparency these adhesively bonded components should be able to carry common loads.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ö. Bucak, Dipl.-Ing. M. Bues, Dipl.-Ing. M. Illguth, Univ.-Prof. Dr-Ing. P. L. Geiß, Dipl.-wirt.-Ing. M. P. Kötter