Glasshape Storm Glass Brochure - Page 6

Storm Shield R C Y C L O N E R E S I S TA N T G L A S S - B Y G L A S S H A P E Wind Speed, Wind Loading and Standards Although the impact resistances of the glass used in windows and doors is critical to ensuring a building is safe during a storm, the thickness of the glass is also of equal importance. If the glass is not glazed to the correct thickness required under the AS1288 standard, the risk is the entire glass panel will deflect under wind loads to a point that it pulls completely out of the window frame. Glasshape ® have online calculators that architects and engineers are able to simply input window dimensions and ULS wind loads to calculate the required minimum thickness glass to comply with the codes. StormShield ® Wind Loading Testing The thinnest panel in the StormShield ® range (7.88mm thick) has been cyclic tested in accordance with AS4040.3 and has a rating of 5.75kPa! This equates to a wind speed of approx. 350km/hr. The 10mm StormShield ® panel has a strength limit state design wind capacity of 6.74kPa (approx 380km/hr wind speeds), which is a huge result for relatively thin cyclone rated glass. While Glasshape ® technicians are willing to advise on the appropriate glass specification for your projects, we recommend using specialist structural engineers with experience in cyclonic wind loadings to help with specific design for buildings in cyclone areas. Pacific Islands Wind Speed Region The Pacific Islands align themselves with Australian Standards and fall under Region C with wind born debris impact ratings of up to 32m/s Region C Cyclonic Area - The building envelope requires cyclone debris impact resistance between 28m/s and 32m/s. Samoa Vanuatu Fiji Tonga 500 milies 0 0 04 500 km