Structural Performance Testing of Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors

    Published: Jan 1973

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    This paper is a commentary on the ASTM Test for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors under the Influence of Wind Loads, Designation E 330-70. A brief historical background of the development of the test method is given, the procedure is summarized, some of its features are highlighted, and the use, application, and significance of the method are discussed.


    curtain walls, windows, doors, wind pressure, test specimens, tests

    Author Information:

    Trechsel, HR
    Special assistant for construction research, Center for Building Technology, IAT, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.51

    DOI: 10.1520/STP38918S

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