Glass statics according to DIN 18008


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The professional statics software according to DIN 18008 contains all the necessary calculations and loads. With GLASGLOBAL® , glasses according to DIN 18008 can be dimensioned statically. All loads to be considered such as snow, wind, dead weight, traffic loads or climatic fluctuations in air pressure and temperature are tested during the calculation.
Stress and deflection are compared with the permitted values and displayed on a clear result expression.



The software solution „GLASGLOBAL®“ includes the following features:

  • Overhead and vertical glazing, fall-protection, point-supported, walkable glazings
  • Wind and snow loads and place height based on zip code or place name
  • Consideration of the shear bond
  • Symmetric and asymmetric laminated safety glass
  • Evidence of the burden of the edge network
  • Determination of tendon shortening
  • Glass thickness optimization
  • Data compatible with WinSLT
  • And much more…


Wind- and snow loads

By entering the postal code, the wind and snow load zones are automatically determined and all required values are inserted

Wind and snow load

Membrane stress module

Consideres the diaphragm tensioning effect according to DIN EN 13474-2: 2000

Membrane stress

FEM point fixing

The technical rules for the design and implementation of point-mounted glazing (TRPV) for vertical and overhead glazing valid until the end of 2010 were superseded by DIN18008 part 3. The standard distinguishes between two brackets.

On the one hand, the plate holders, which are fastened to the glazing by means of a hole, and on the other hand clamping fixtures, which are fastened without a hole to the glass edge. You can enter and calculate both with the module point holder in GLASGLOBAL® in a short time.

Fall protection

Glass elements prevent the falling of people from a higher height, according to DIN 18008 part 4, crash-proof glazing. The standard here differs in three categories A, B, C, and is generally based on the once valid rules of TRAV.

Explanation of the individual categories:

  • Category A:
    Glazings which have to carry away horizontal payloads, since they do not have a supporting parapet or raised spar of the required height for receiving horizontal payloads according to DIN EN 1991-1-1-1: 2010-12, 6.4 and DIN EN 1991-1-1 / NA: 2010-12,6.4.
  • Category B:
    Glass braces clamped at the bottom, the individual panes of which are connected by a continuous handrail of the required height.
  • Category C1:
    Railing infills that do not have to pay off horizontal payloads at the required height.
  • Category C2:
    Glazings below a load-bearing cross bar arranged at the required height, which do not have to remove horizontal payloads of the required height.
  • Category C3:
    Glazings with load-bearing uprights of the required height, which do not have to carry away horizontal payloads of the required height.

In the program you can calculate such a glazing according to the valid standard without additional necessary entries. You will also be informed about the standard specifications in the program, which must be considered in your project.

Walk on

The additional requirements for walk-on glazing are regulated in part 5 of DIN 18008. These glazing must consist of laminated glass with at least three panes. Both symmetrical and asymmetrical composite safety glasses can be calculated.

The categories for the payload are simply selected from a list in the program so that no loads have to be entered manually. All categories of DIN EN 1991-1-1 / NA defined for walk-in glazing are already stored in GLASGLOBAL®.


According to DIN 18008-6 the addon “Accessible” was implemented in GLASGLOBAL®.
DIN 18008-6 distinguishes between the following types of glazing:

Treadable glazing
Glazing that can be entered for maintenance purposes (e.g. cleaning)

Fall-proof glazing
Non-accessible glazing close to areas that can be entered for maintenance


The calculation of the canopies according to DIN EN 1991-1-4 / NA2010-12


Size matrix

See at a glance what dimensions would be appropriate for your glazing, and how much is their degree of utilization.

Size Matrix

Product-dependant shear module

The add-on “Product-specific shear module” is available in the expert software GLASGLOBAL® for the static verification of glazing according to DIN 18008.  In GLASGLOBAL® the shear modulus for composite layers (e.g. Trosifol®, SentryGlas®) can be considered depending on the type of load.

Here is an overview of the most important innovations:

  • Shear modulus for composite layers depending on the type of load can be taken into account
  • thus use of real shear modulus values; no standard values
  • Composite layers of Trosifol® already implemented, such as SentryGlas®.
  • User-defined composite layers can be stored

Detailed information on the calculation of the shear modulus can be found in the following presentation:


The software products “WINSLT®” and “GLASGLOBAL®” of Sommer Informatik GmbH from Rosenheim were extended by a database for tested superstructures and their sound insulation dimensions.

In our presentation video we introduce the new module to you.