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Title: Structural and functional integrity of energy-efficiency glazing units
Author: Bao, Minxi
ISNI:       0000 0004 5357 8148
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2014
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Windows are the least insulated components in the modern buildings envelopes. The energy-efficiency glazing units have been developed and used to reduce the heat loss from windows. As a type of most common glass product, insulating glass units (IGUs) have been widely adopted in the residential and commercial buildings. A type of new design of glazing units, vacuum glazing units (VGUs), has also been developed to further enhance the insulation performance. Research on the structural/durability behaviours of such new insulating glazing units is relatively limited, although the structural behaviours and safety of monolithic or laminated glass panels have been abundantly studied. This thesis intends to fill in this gap by performing thorough assessments on the structural performance of IGUs and VGUs under various environmental actions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) ; TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering