STP1069: Changes in Seal Shapes of Structurally Glazed Insulating Glass Units

    Bailey, JR
    research associate of Civil EngineeringThomas Reese Professor and Chairman of Civil Engineeringprofessor of Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech UniversityUniversity of Missouri-RollaTexas Tech University, LubbockRollaLubbock, TXMOTX

    Minor, JE
    research associate of Civil EngineeringThomas Reese Professor and Chairman of Civil Engineeringprofessor of Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech UniversityUniversity of Missouri-RollaTexas Tech University, LubbockRollaLubbock, TXMOTX

    Tock, RW
    research associate of Civil EngineeringThomas Reese Professor and Chairman of Civil Engineeringprofessor of Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech UniversityUniversity of Missouri-RollaTexas Tech University, LubbockRollaLubbock, TXMOTX

    Pages: 11    Published: Jan 1990


    Abstract

    A structural glazing system bonds glass, stone, or other materials to the structural frame of a building using structural silicones. The most complex structural glazing system uses insulating glass (IG) units with a structural silicone holding all four sides of an IG Unit to a building frame. This complex structural glazing system is known as a four-sided structurally glazed IG unit. Researchers at Texas Tech University conducted tests on samples representing four-sided structurally glazed IG units. Each sample underwent applied simulated wind pressures while instruments measured changes in structural seal and IG seal shapes. This paper describes changes in the shapes of the structural seals and the IG seals of these test samples.

    Keywords:

    silicone, structural glazing, insulating glass unit, curtain wall, sealants


    Paper ID: STP26795S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C24.84

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26795S


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