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# FIN GLASS CALCULATION (HEIGHT-6M)

I.

General
To design adequate fin glass of a curtain wall meeting required criteria.
All units is in metric system.

II.

Design Calculation
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Design Code
BS 8118 Part 1:1991:Structural Use of Aluminium. Code of Practice for design
ASCE 7-05 Min. Design Loads for Buildings and other Structures

Material used
Allowable stress, heat strengthened Glass

33.00

N/mm2

49.00

N/mm2

## Allowable stress, structural sealant

138.00

N/mm2

Modulus of Elasticity, E

72000.00

N/mm2

G
v

:
:

28300.00
0.22

N/mm2

## Glass panel weight

0.4238

kN/m2

:
45.00
m/s 3-sec gust
:
45 /
1.78
25.28
m/s
Refering to table 4, mean hourly speed wind may be assessed by dividing 3 sec gust wind
by Sb factor (1.78) at 10m height for site in country.
:
Length of Building, L
75.20
m
:
Width of Building, W
75.00
m
:
Height of Bldg., H
122.00
m
Basic Wind Speed, v

1.0 Wind Load (for service ability check)

:

6

1.250

F2

## fin glass width B =

fin glass thickness t =
Fin glass Height =
Glass panel Width =
Ixx =
Iyy =
Zxx =
y=
J=

500
15
6000
1262
156250000
140625
625000
250
562500

wl =
1.25
Note: Assume the fin glass simply supported

mm
mm
mm
mm
mm4
mm4
mm3
mm
mm4

kpa

M = q*L^2 / 8
q=
L=
M=

1.25 x
6000 mm
1.5775 x

## Check local buckling:

Mmax =
72000.00

1.26 =

1.5775

N/mm

6000 ^2 / 8 =

15

7,098,750 Nmm

^3 / [6x(1+0.22)] =

33.20

## Check lateral buckling:

Mcr = [ (pi/L)^2 x (E Iy) x (B^2/4 + y^2) + (GJ) ] / 3y
=
3E-07 x
1E+10 x
1E+05 + 1.6E+10
750
=
21.688 kNm > M ok
fbc = M / Zxx =

11.36

Mpa

<

49

Mpa ok

kNm > M ok

kN/m2

q=
L=
ExI=
deflection =

1.25 x
6000 mm
1.125E+13
2.37 mm

1.262 =

1.5775

<

N/mm

6000

180 =

60

33.3

## mm but shall shall be </= to 20mm ok

10
50

A-A

Rw

50

Rd

s=

120

400

Fin

300
Rw
Glass panel size:
internal
air space
external

4.7325 kN

Fin glass:

=
=
=
=
=

8
1.5
8
0.424
0.397

Rd1
Rd2
Rd

=
=
=

3208.95 N
1191.92 N
4400.87 N

Check the
3
nos. of M
Max shear force act on the bolt
V =
1.4
= 9047.53
Max shear resistance of one bolt
Vrs =
310
= 97233.5

mm
mm
mm
kPa
kPa

=
=

V
=

x ( 4732.5 ^2 +
4401 ^2)^0.5
N
= 9047.53 /
4 = 2261.88 N
x
157 x
N > V ok

Area
Zxx

100

6 mm SS angle
400 x
320000

1.4 x

6x

2=

4.7325 x

1000 =

6625.5

590400

mm3

## Maximum shear force resistance of the section

Vr
=
4800 x
123
Maximum bending moment acting at in-plane axis
Mx
=
1.4
x 4.7325 x

85

4800

mm2

563.1675 Nmm

20

> V ok

Mr
=
320000 x

205

## Design of angle connection (between fin and concrete)

Check for the thickness of angle (Tp)
Spacing , sb = s/2
Applied force, Vam = Rd / 2

:
:

60
2.20

:
:
:
:

160
400
132026
2.9

nos

0.88

:
:
:

4.7325
0.7888
6.248

kN
kN
kN

> v...Pass!

0.88

:
:
:

4.4009
0.7335
3.696

kN
kN
kN

> t...Pass!

## Fy, Bending stress of angle

M = Vam x sb
Tp = (4M / FyB)
Design of anchor bolt (angle connection to concrete)
(above force will be resisted by the tension capacity of expansion bolt)
Number of bolts = n
Using
10
mm diameter expansion bolt
Maximum Shear force, Rw
Shear load per bolt, v = Rw / n
Shear capacity per bolt, Vc (as per below table)
7.1 x
Maximum tensile force, Rd
Tensile load per bolt, t = Rd / n
Tension capacity per bolt, Tc (as per below table)

4.2 x

mm
kN
N/mm2
mm
Nmm
mm

## Design of bolt (angle connection to STEEL)

Number of bolts = n
Using
10
mm diameter hex bolt
Maximum Shear force, Rw
Shear load per bolt, v = Rw / n
Shear capacity per bolt, Vc (as per below table)
21.8 x
Maximum tensile force, Rd
Tensile load per bolt, t = Rd / n
Tension capacity per bolt, Tc (as per below table)

26 x

150

## vantage fin glass H=6m

nos

:
:
:

4.7325
0.7888
21.8

kN
kN
kN

> v...Pass!

:
:
:

4.4009
0.7335
26

kN
kN
kN

> t...Pass!

M 10 x 50 LG hex. Bolt/nut

272

222

150

150
400