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    Structural Aspects of Lock-Strip Gasket Glazing

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    Correlation studies between mock-up tests of lock-strip gasketed walls and unit push-out tests indicate a basis of developing an engineering approach to structural design paralleling the structural design procedures used for selecting glass. An exploration of the application of a lock-strip gasket for solar collectors suggests that design criteria should be determined from a statistical study of solar-climatic weather data. Further, the application of the unit-test approach will permit preliminary evaluation of new design concepts.


    sealants, joint sealers, gaskets, glass, tolerances (mechanics), solar energy, static tests, weatherstripping, wind pressure

    Author Information:

    Oberdick, W. A.
    Professor of architecture, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Committee/Subcommittee: C24.73

    DOI: 10.1520/STP49666S