STP1334

    Glazing Sealant Movement Ability as a Function of Joint Geometry

    Published: Jan 1998


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    Abstract

    Critical to long-term performance of windows is the correct design, selection, and application of the sealant. Key aspects to correct sealant selection are a simultaneous combination of adhesion, movement capability, and durability. The movement capability is directly correlated to the glazing joint geometry. Understanding the stress-strain analysis of the sealant at a variety of joint geometry's provides important information for proper glazing design and sealant selection. Durability of window glazing performance can be optimized by evaluating, and understanding, the effects of geometry on the sealant movement capability.

    Keywords:

    sealant, stress-strain, geometry, movement, modulus, windows


    Author Information:

    Block, SR
    Senior Technical Specialist, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI


    Paper ID: STP15682S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C24.12

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15682S


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