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What are the basic types of glass curtain walls? (1)

Update:28 May 2020
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1. Frame support Frame-supported glass curtain wall is […]

1. Frame support
Frame-supported glass curtain wall is a glass curtain wall supported by a metal frame around the glass panel, mainly including:
(1) Open frame glass curtain wall
Open frame glass curtain wall is a glass curtain wall with metal frame members exposed on the outer surface. It uses aluminum alloy profiles with special cross-section as the frame, and the glass panel is fully embedded in the groove of the profile. Its characteristic is that the aluminum alloy profile itself has the dual function of skeleton structure and fixed glass.
Open frame glass curtain wall is the most traditional form, the most widely used and reliable performance. Compared with hidden frame glass curtain wall, it is easier to meet the requirements of construction technology level.
(2) Hidden frame glass curtain wall
The metal frame of the hidden frame glass curtain wall is hidden behind the glass, and the metal frame cannot be seen outdoors. Hidden frame glass curtain wall can be divided into two types: full hidden frame glass curtain wall and semi-hidden frame glass curtain wall.Semi-hidden frame glass curtain wall can be horizontally or vertically concealed, or can be vertically or horizontally concealed. The structural characteristics of the hidden frame glass curtain wall are: the glass is outside the aluminum frame, and the glass is bonded to the aluminum frame with silicone structural sealant. The load of the curtain wall mainly depends on the sealant.
2. Point support glass curtain wall
The point-supported glass curtain wall is a glass curtain wall composed of a glass panel, a point support device and a support structure.The support structure includes glass rib support, single steel or steel tube support, truss support and tension bar system support structure.