Researchers of TU Delft have been designing and engineering with columns created out of multiple glass rods that are bundled together to form a single column. These aesthetically attractive and slender columns were tested to ensure safety before implementation in the real structure: the Glass Truss Bridge located at the campus of the university. However, the ultimate capacity and structural behaviour of such columns remained unknown. In this studies the structural behaviour of two designs of such columns is researched. It appeared that, among others, the differences in length between the rods within the columns caused an unequal distribution of stresses. This resulted in a large range of ultimate capacities of bundled glass columns that were designed according to the same design principles. Using a special approach in finite element modelling of the glass until failure, furthermore, resulted in more thorough knowledge regarding the failure behaviour of glass and the best way to model this behaviour.
Location: Pulse Hall 10 Time: 15:00 on 29th November 2019
Engineering Model for Shear Crack Width and Shear Deflection in Slender Reinforced Concrete Beams
Anshuman Tiwari, 25th November
Shear cracks in reinforced concrete members can lead to significant crack widths which may result in large shear deflections. This MSc research is about development of analytical models for mean shear crack width and shear deflection for slender reinforced concrete beams for which no guidelines are currently available in the practical design code, EC2. The proposed models are validated against experimental observations reported in the literature and interesting recommendations for the future research into this topic are proposed.
Practical Engineering Design Tool for Vibration Sensitive Laboratory Building Structures
Gerwin Schut, 2nd October
Gerwin Schut from Building Engineering (Structural Design) will be presenting his graduation thesis on engineering tool for the design of vibration-sensitive laboratory structures excited by traffic-induced vibrations.
Location: CiTG, Collegezaal B (CZ B) Date & Time: 2 October 2019, (10:45) 11:00 - 12:00
StructuralComponents 6: An early-stage design tool for flexible topologies of mid-rise concrete buildings
Leah Dierker Viik, 27th September
The process of designing a building is often inefficient, in large part because not enough effort is put into the early design phase. Therefore, it is important to work towards developing computational tools that can help in the early stages of design. StructuralComponents 6 is focused on developing a computational tool for the conceptual design of mid-rise concrete buildings which are laterally supported by shear walls. With this tool, the user can create a conceptual building design with any number and arrangement of shear walls, and the tool informs the user if the design is adequate in terms of strength, stiffness and stability. The tool is implemented in Grasshopper and Python.
Location: CiTG building, Hall G Date & Time: 27 September, 10:00
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