Window Glass in Extreme Winds: Design for Flying Debrisby Kneeland A. Godfrey, Jr., (M.ASCE), Sr. Editor;
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 1, Pg. 66-68
Document Type: Feature article
Whether or not to change design procedures for window glass in buildings subject to very high winds was debated at the ASCE Convention in Houston. Preventing gravel and other debris from flying off adjacent buildings would prevent much damage. Inclusion of a design missile in building codes smiliar to Australia's was advocated. Other remedies include zoning facades for protection at various heights and use of metal screens to protect the glass.
Subject Headings: Debris | Window glass | Wind engineering | Gravels | Damage (structural) | Building codes
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