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Key Structural Aspects for Adaptive Facades - Activity Progress from the EU-COST Action TU1403 ‘Structural’ Task Group

Chiara Bedon1, Dániel Honfi2, Marcin Kozłowski3, Klára Vokáč Machalická4, Filipe Santos5, Thomas Wüest6, Martina Eliášová4 and Miroslav Vokáč4
  • 1 University of Trieste, Italy
  • 2 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
  • 3 Lund University, Sweden
  • 4 Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 5 CERIS and Faculdade de Ciĉncias e Tecnologia da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
  • 6 Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research
Volume 2 No. 1, 2018, 135-154

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/sgamrsp.2018.135.154

Submitted On: 14 May 2018 Published On: 25 June 2018

How to Cite: Bedon, C., Honfi, D., Kozłowski, M., Machalická, K. V., Santos, F., Wüest, T., Eliášová, M. & Vokáč, M. (2018). Key Structural Aspects for Adaptive Facades - Activity Progress from the EU-COST Action TU1403 ‘Structural’ Task Group. International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research, 2(1), 135-154. https://doi.org/10.3844/sgamrsp.2018.135.154

Abstract

Adaptive facades are getting more and more widespread in modern buildings. These facade systems, among many others, need to fulfil the requirements of several structural considerations, such as structural safety, serviceability, durability, robustness and fire safety, being typically defined for standard facades and building enclosures in general. The current paper discusses special structural characteristics which need to be taken into account when designing adaptive facades and summarizes some recent efforts of the activities in progress carried out by the ‘Structural’ Task Group (TG2.4) of the European COST Action TU1403 ‘Adaptive Facades Network’.

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Keywords

  • Adaptive Facades
  • Structural Design
  • Testing Methods
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Classification