Twelve peer-reviewed papers cover the latest information, gained from laboratory research and field work, on sealant and adhesive durability and the development of new products and test methods. Topics cover:
Factors Influencing the Durability of Sealed Joints and Adhesive Fixationsthese factors include reducing modulus of sealants; calculating differential thermal movement in insulating glass edge seals using finite element analysis; and reducing tin and aminosilane concentration in silicon elastomeric coating
Durability Studies of Sealants and Adhesivespapers discuss the weatherability and durability of one-component sealants; durability of silane curable organic sealants; and durability of two-sided SSG curtain walls under cyclic racking displacements
Development of New Test Methods and Performance Based Specificationsstandards development proposals include a practical method to evaluate the fatigue properties of structural silicone glazing adhesives; a novel testing method to study weatherability of construction sealants; the use of optical imaging and an image analysis system to assess surface changes induced in sealants by outdoor weathering; and much more.
Reducing Modulus of Sealants to Improve Durability
Klosowski J., Plott J.
Quantification of Differential Thermal Movement in Insulating Glass Edge Seals Using Finite Element Analysis
O'Brien W., Stewart J., Wolf A.
Formulating High Weatherability Sealants: Possibilities and Challenges
Adeleu F., Matsumoto T., Tomari S., Urban C.
New Durable Sealant of Telechelic Polyacrylate
Ando H., Hasegawa T., Masaoka Y., Nakagawa Y.
Seismic Performance of Two-Side Structural Silicone Glazing Systems
Behr R., Chen X., Kremer P., Memari A.
Development of a Practical Method to Evaluate the Fatigue Properties of Structural Silicone Glazing Adhesives
Bull E., Carbary L., Mishra S.
Standards Development for Impermeable, Constructible, and Durable Waterproofing
Eng V., Kovach J., Strong J.
Study of Weatherability of Construction Sealants with Novel Testing Method
Enomoto N., Ito A., Matsumura T., Shimizu I., Takane Y., Tanaka K.
Paper ID: STP1488-EB