An experimental investigation of a thermal break composite facade mullion section

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CRC press/Balkema
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
From materials to structures: Advancement through innovation, 2012, pp. 513 - 517
Issue Date:
2012-01
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This paper presents the experimental investigation into the behaviour of a typical thermal break composite façade mullion section under quasi-static loadings at various temperatures. Transverse tensile tests and shear tests were carried out according to the requirements of EN14024. Standard specimens specified by this standard were tested to determine characteristic shear strength and transverse tensile strength, as well as the elasticity constant. Tests were carried out at room temperature (23â¦C), low temperature (â20â¦C) and high temperature (80â¦C). Test results of shear strength and transverse tensile strength at various temperatures were presented in the graphs. These graphs showed both shear and tensile strength decreased with increased temperature under quasi-static loadings, as well as connectivity constant.
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