Journal article

Investigations of Cavity Pressure Behaviors of Double-Skin Facade Systems Subjected to Blast Loads

Chao Ding, Ngo Tuan, Raymond Lumantarna, Priyan Mendis, Marc Zobec

JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2015

Abstract

The main function of a façade system is to provide comfort and protection to occupants inside the building. Glass façades are susceptible to severe damage due to their direct exposure to extreme loading conditions, such as blast. There is increasing popularity in the application of double-skin façade systems (DSFSs) in modern façade construction practice due to their high energy efficiency. In addition, when designed correctly, DSFSs exhibit a potentially higher capacity for blast resistance as opposed to single-layer façade systems. However, due to the complex fluid-structure interaction (FSI) between DSFSs and blast waves, there is a lack of design codes that address the structural respons..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was conducted with the financial support of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant LP110100429. The authors would also like to acknowledge the support of Permasteelisa Pty Ltd with the experimental program.