BRITTLE FAILURE IN HYBRID STEEL-GLASS BEAM-COLUMN JOINT PROTOTYPE. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION AND NUMERICAL MODELLING.
Mirko PejatovicDogwood A
A small-scale hybrid glass beam-column connection prototype is tested in order to assess its rotational characteristics and post-fracture performance. To simulate fracture process in glass, possibility of using two numerical Finite Element (FE) approaches is explored and the results are compared to the experimental findings focusing on the connections failing in a brittle manner.