Volume 3, Issue 10 (November 2006)

    Seismic Performance of Two-Side Structural Silicone Glazing Systems

    (Received 2 June 2006; accepted 31 July 2006)

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of the first phase of an experimental research program on simulated seismic performance of structural silicone glazed (SSG) curtain wall systems. Full-scale, two-side SSG mockups made up of three side-by-side glass panels were tested under cyclic racking displacements to determine serviceability and ultimate behavior responses. Variables were glass type (annealed and fully tempered) and panel configuration (monolithic, laminated, and insulating glass). In the experiments carried out, damage states such as gasket deformation/pullout, sealant failure (e.g., adhesion/cohesion, etc.), glass cracking glass and fallout were identified and their corresponding drift levels were determined. The extent of damage to silicone sealant was determined through air leakage tests.


    Author Information:

    Memari, AM
    Associate Professor, Penn State University, University Park, PA

    Chen, X
    Graduate Student, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

    Kremer, PA
    Research Associate, Penn State University, University Park, PA

    Behr, RA
    Professor and Head, Penn State University, University Park, PA


    Stock #: JAI100407

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI100407

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    Title Seismic Performance of Two-Side Structural Silicone Glazing Systems
    Symposium Durability of Building & Construction Sealants, Second Symposium, 2005-06-16
    Committee E06