Glass block is a construction product which has found many applications in the field of building design for the realization of translucent casings. The need to adapt the product to the increasingly stringent regulations in the field of energy saving and environmental sustainability has led to the definition of innovative configurations, through the integration of sub-components. These ones are able to improve energy performance by means of the integration of “thermal belt” and 3rd generation solar cells. These innovations, patented and in prototyping phase by SBskin. Smart Building Skin Ltd, academic spin off of the University of Palermo, require adequate knowledge of the durability requirement, as codified by EU Regulation no. 305/2011. This paper concerns the phase of methodological design to assess durability components: inherent and critical reliability, particularly. Specific test program was developed in order to assess the possible dimensional variations of glass block and its sub-components, in the operating phase, due to temperature and/or relative humidity variations, as well as possible physical and chemical incompatibility between different components constituting the system.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|