Advances in Construction, Design, and Investigations in Curtain and Ventilated Walls

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Civil Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2022) | Viewed by 784

Special Issue Editors

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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, 1 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: concrete structures; curtain walls; finite element modeling and analysis; mechanical testing; structural analysis; constitutive modeling; construction

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Guest Editor
Department of Metal Structures, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland
Interests: structural analysis; steel structures; finite element modeling

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Structural Mechanics Department, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland
Interests: FEM; materials testing; constitutive model identification; membrane structures; technical fabrics; biomechanics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The curtain wall facade is the most widespread system for building glass facades. The design of the curtain walls and ventilated facades is generally based on existing system solutions available at the building market. Each curtain wall and ventilated facade system is limited, showing some advantages and disadvantages. Some projects introduce the systems of individual solutions to meet the challenges of designed modern and extraordinary buildings. Individual solutions require additional structural analysis and laboratory tests to avoid design or construction problems and defects during exploitation. In several cases, it is necessary to incorporate scientific and engineering communities to evaluate the performance of curtain walls and ventilated facades.

The Special Issue is intended to provide an exchange of experience in the experimental and implementation field between scientists, civil and building engineers, and designers. Therefore, this Special Issue calls for papers related (but not limited) to the following areas:

  • Analysis and design of curtain wall and ventilated facade systems;
  • Problems associated with curtain walls and ventilated façade;
  • New solutions for curtain wall and ventilated facade systems;
  • Energy efficiency of glazing systems;
  • Safety analysis of curtain wall and ventilated facade systems;
  • Support structures and brackets;
  • Sustaining capability;
  • New fire protection in curtain wall and ventilated facade systems;
  • Steel and aluminum structures.

Dr. Andrzej Ambroziak
Dr. Piotr Iwicki
Prof. Dr. Paweł Kłosowski
Guest Editors

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  • curtain wall
  • structural glass
  • glass facades
  • ventilated façade
  • behavior of structural glass
  • numerical modeling
  • steel structures
  • aluminum structures
  • brackets
  • carrier brackets
  • mounting brackets
  • numerical simulations
  • FEM analysis
  • building physics
  • thermal performance
  • building integrated photovoltaics
  • vacuum insulation panel
  • building façade cleaning robot
  • seismic performance
  • experimental tests

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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