ASTM WK59878

    Revision of E1996 - 14a Standard Specification for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Windborne Debris in Hurricanes

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    Active Standard: E1996 - 20

    Developed by Subcommittee: E06.51 | Committee E06 | Contact Staff Manager



    building envelope; curtain walls; cyclic pressure loading; doors; fenestration; hurricanes; impact protective systems; missile impact; windborne debris; windows; windstorms;


    The propsal is to reword section Language is added to not allow penetration of the missile. Language is added to clarifiy application of the 3 sphere test. The note is based on criteria from ANSI Z97.1 Safety Glazing Materials Used in Buildings - Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test. A less ambigous interpretation of the tear failure is developed. Finally, the section is organized such that there is no confusion that all three of these criteria must be evaluated.

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    Joseph Reed


    E06 (17-03)

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