A note on applying the displacement method in assessing fire hazard of glass systems

Z. Q. Wang, Wan Ki Chow

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Planar thermoelastieity problems have to be solved in assessing the fire hazard of glass systems. The displacement method was proposed to solve such problems. The two-dimensional heat transfer equation will be solved by the Green's theorem. A potential function was derived to give the displacement, strain, and stress. Similar to the Airy stress function, the displacement function used in this article will also satisfy the set of equations concerned. Behavior of thin glass panels in a fire is proposed to be studied by this displacement method in calculating the temperature distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-249
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Fire Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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