Facade Construction Manual by Thomas Herzog

By Thomas Herzog

«Facade development guide» presents a scientific survey of latest services within the program of latest fabrics and energy-efficient applied sciences in facade layout. It surveys the facade layout necessities made through a variety of forms of structures, in addition to crucial fabrics, from average stone via to synthetics, and records a variety of development kinds for quite a lot of development kinds.

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Folded plates, shells, membranes Stressed skin structures subjected to tension and/or compression in their plane are highly suited to carrying loads uniformly distributed over a wide area. Alternating distributed and/or point loads place additional bending stresses on these systems. Appropriate pretensioning guarantees that the deformation of membranes subjected exclusively to tension is kept to a minimum, also for alternating loading cases. ) r with profiled core p q r Ribs/frames and slabs s ribs with planks on both sides to form a constructional unit t frame with planks on both sides to form a constructional unit u frame and isolated infill panel s t u Profiled elements v separate sections w trapezoidal profile x ribbed profile v w x gravity principle compression + tension folded plate compression + pos.

Displacement ventilation can be used with natural ventilation when the inlet openings in the facade enable a regular entry of fresh air into the interior at floor level. The “Coanda effect” can be exploited if the incoming air can penetrate as deep as possible into the room. When laminar jets of air are blown through slits not immediately adjacent to the ceiling but instead at a certain distance below, then the jet of air follows – “sticks to” – the surface due to the induced turbulence. This effect is occasionally called the turbulent boundary layer effect [16].

The “Coanda effect” can be exploited if the incoming air can penetrate as deep as possible into the room. When laminar jets of air are blown through slits not immediately adjacent to the ceiling but instead at a certain distance below, then the jet of air follows – “sticks to” – the surface due to the induced turbulence. This effect is occasionally called the turbulent boundary layer effect [16]. This effect, familiar in mechanical ventilation systems, can also be transferred to window-based ventilation in certain circumstances.

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