Curtain Walls

Some articles on curtain wall, wall, curtain walls, walls:

Curtain Wall (fortification)
... A curtain wall is the defensive wall surrounding the bailey of a medieval castle ... It can also be a defensive wall between two bastions of a castle or fortress in post-medieval fortifications ... In earlier designs of castles the curtain walls were often built to a considerable height and were fronted by a ditch or moat to make assault difficult ...
Citadel Of Damascus - Citadel Today - Curtain Walls
... The curtain walls of the citadel connect the towers with each other ... emphasis was placed on the massive towers, the curtain walls are relatively short ... range between 10 metres (33 ft) in length for the curtain wall that connects the two central towers of the east wall to 43 metres (141 ft) for the curtain wall connecting the ...
Skyskraper - Design and Construction
... One common feature of skyscrapers is having a steel framework from which curtain walls are suspended, rather than load-bearing walls of conventional construction ... Most skyscrapers have a steel frame that enables to build taller than load-bearing walls of reinforced concrete ... usually have particularly small surface area of what are conventionally thought of as walls, because the walls are not load-bearing and therefore most skyscrapers are ...
Curtain Wall - Design - Loads
... The loads imposed on the curtain wall are transferred to the building structure through the anchors which attach the mullions to the building ... In the case of curtain walls, this load is made up of the weight of the mullions, anchors and other structural components of the curtain wall, as well as the weight of the infill material ... Additional dead loads imposed on the curtain wall, such as sunshades, must be accounted for in the design of the curtain wall components and anchors ...

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