Novel designs of Tin-Glass for structural and finishing materials

Vassilios Bugas, Maria Diakoumi, Kassim Gidado, M. Manzanares, Elena Sazhina

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Previously, we described the various environmental, commercial and social benefits from aesthetical available products, made from waste glass and concrete, which conform to the current sustainable composite materials’ regulations in UK [3]. Moreover, we have reviewed [2] the state-of-the art research on composite materials made from recycled waste glass. Here, in this paper we focus on two novel designs of composite materials, first, a cube block, and, then, of control beams made from recycled tin-glass (TG). In cube blocks TG is placed inside its core, and in control beams TG is placed in three different orientations. There are two main categories of products which can be created by applying those two novel designs; structural materials and finishing materials. For structural materials, we propose a new method of placing a cover of metal on top of the TG when it is fully-immersed in the concrete. That avoids the contact of glass with the concrete which otherwise would start an Alkali silica Reaction (ASR). For finishing materials, we propose that one surface of TG is not completely covered with concrete, but it is allowed to be externally visible for main better aesthetical results. We describe in details the two novel designs of a cube block and control beams, and their application for structural and finishing materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd international conference on engineering, project and production management EPPM2012
Place of PublicationBrighton, UK
PublisherUniversity of Brighton
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781905593866
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2012
EventEPPM2012 - University of Brighton, UK, 10-11th September, 2012
Duration: 10 Sept 2012 → …


Period10/09/12 → …

Bibliographical note

© 2012 University of Brighton


  • Tin-Glass
  • sustainable
  • Tin-Glass cube
  • Tin-Glass beam
  • structural design


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