Abstract: Nowadays, modern architecture demands more transparent building elements. The composite elements allow the best of the characteristics of two different materials to be brought together for a common purpose. This was one of the major reasons for carrying out the presented experiment. This paper focuses on the analysis of experimental tests of timber glass I-beams with silicone adhesive on four-point bending tests. The main goal of the research is using glass as load–bearing element and research for industry to produce these composites for the market.
This work is being carried out as a part of EU WoodWisdom-Net research program with participants from Austria, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and Slovenia.
Key words: timber-glass composites, I-beams, silicone adhesive, bending test