Load-carrying ability of adhesive joints in suspended facade constructions

Building constructions, buildings and structures

In this article the type of fastening translucent enclosing structures using a structural silicone sealant is considered. This kind of glazing is called structural glazing. This is the method then glass is glued directly to the metal frame which is attached to the bearing structure of the building. All loads applied to the facing are transferred to the binder, the silicone sealant, which must maintain a long-lasting adhesion and integrity throughout the lifetime of the building. The paper considers the main points that must be taken into account in this type of structure design process and the course of calculation of the geometrical parameters of the adhesive joint based on EOTA ETAG002 is presented.