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Experimental and Numerical Studies on the Failure of Curtain Wall Double Glazed for Radiation Effect
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 29, Issue 6,  2015, pp.40-44
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2015.29.6.040
 Title & Authors
Experimental and Numerical Studies on the Failure of Curtain Wall Double Glazed for Radiation Effect
Nam, Jiwoo; Ryou, Hong-Sun; Kim, Dong-Joon; Kim, Sung-Won; Nam, Jun-Seok; Cho, Seongwook;
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National and international standards for curtain wall glass are focused on wind pressure and insulation performance, but disasters such as fires and earthquakes are not considered. Failure of curtain wall glass during a fire in a skyscraper increases the loss of lives and property due to the spread of fire. Therefore, the fire resistance of curtain wall glass should be investigated, and technology to prevent glass failure should be developed to prevent fire damage due to spreading fire. It is important to predict the starting point of cracks and the cause of glass failure to prevent it effectively using the limited water in a skyscraper. In this study, double glazed glass was exposed to a radiator in an experiment performed to analyze the thermal characteristics. The results show that glass that was not directly exposed to high temperature and pressure was broken. To identify this failure case, numerical analysis was performed. Three glass specimens were installed in an ISO 9705 room and exposed to radiation using a radiator, and a thermocouple was used to measure the temperature on the surface of the glass. Widely used double glazed glass was analyzed for weakness to fire.
Curtain wallm double glazed glass;Thermal failure;Radiation effect;Finite element method;
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유리커튼월 수막시스템 분무헤드의 화재 실험 연구,김성원;남지우;조성욱;유홍선;남준석;김동준;

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