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Kenneth Zammit completes PhD on Wind Engineering of Glass Facades

last modified Jun 15, 2016 08:49 AM

Kenneth Zammit successfully defended his PhD thesis on Wind Engineering of Glass Facades and his degree has recently been approveKZ portrait.jpgd by the Board of Graduate Studies. The aim of Kenneth's work is to establish more accurate and reliable means of predicting the performance and strength of glass panels in single and multiple wind storm events. His research involves and makes significant contributions to glass fracture mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and wind tunnel testing. For example, he successfully modeled the probability of failure of glass plates when subject to the multiple storms throughout the design life, with an unprecedented level of accuracy, thereby leading to efficiency savings of 30%  and his work includes recommendations for wind pressures on double skin facades and external shading, for which little data is reported in literature.