Energy-based Approach for Dissipative Structural Glass System in Seismic Regions
Current design codes and standards provide limited indications for advanced analysis and earthquake engineering of structural glass applications in seismic regions. This work provides an energy-based approach for efficient design and structural performance evaluation of structural glass systems in seismic regions. The analytical formulation of the energy-based approach for dissipative non-linear structural glass systems is firstly presented. A practical application is then described by means of analytical and numerical studies. The results show that the combination of appropriate structural design with advanced non-linear analysis allows the achievement of highly efficient design and satisfactory performances comparable to the ones of other common structural systems.