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Making the most of glass

This study, carried out under an Shepherd/aj award, expresses the potential of glass structures through maximisation of the material properties and exploitation of the best fabrication technology available. Bearing connections are proven by project experience where the joining together of glass with glass is via a loadbearing pin. The method of jointing is shown for glass as a pure elastic and brittle material, but the principles apply equally to all brittle materials, including stone ...

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