Glass Chandeliers in The Fashion Mall at Keystone, USA
Four different point-supported glass chandeliers are focal points of the newly renovated shopping mall in The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Each chandelier consists of hanging glass plates, which are point-supported from brackets on stainless steel rings.
STUTZKI Engineering, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Linel, a division of Mestek, Inc.
Mooresville, Indiana, USA
Interlayer Manufacturer SentryGlas® from Kuraray America, Inc.
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
The largest chandelier is elliptical with a major diameter of 36 feet. The 11-foot-tall glass plates are oriented at angles to each other, fanning outward towards the bottom.
The RSTAB model accurately followed the assembly of the physical parts, including the tiny details of the connectors. This allowed reliable prediction of the flexible deformations and the dynamic behavior.
The decorative glass is illuminated at night with intense, colorful blue and red lights. The glass also plays an active role in the overall structural system, stabilizing the rings against rotation.
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SHAPE-THIN determines the effective cross-sections according to EN 1993-1-3 and EN 1993-1-5 for cold-formed sections. You can optionally check the geometric conditions for the applicability of the standard specified in EN 1993‑1‑3, Section 5.2.
The effects of local plate buckling are considered according to the method of reduced widths and the possible buckling of stiffeners (instability) is considered for stiffened sections according to EN 1993-1-3, Section 5.5.
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Read more about designing cold-formed sections with SHAPE-THIN and RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections in this technical article: Design of a Thin-Walled, Cold-Formed C-Section According to EN 1993-1-3.
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