A standardized approach for quantitatively describing the climatic stresses for a location is needed in order to evaluate the role and importance the various weathering stresses (solar radiation, temperature, moisture, etc) play in the degradation and service life of materials exposed to natural weathering. This Practice provides protocols specific to weathering for quantitatively describing the environmental parameters of a climate and makes recommendations for using the climate data compare weathering stresses between locations and for use in service life calculations.
This Practice will be used by the weathering and durability community for the analysis fo degradation observed under the range of conditions encountered in teh natural environment. It will also be used for the service life prediction modeling.
Keywordsservice life prediction, durability
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