STP Published: 2005

Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives

Editor(s): Andreas T. Wolf

Twenty-eight peer-reviewed papers, reflecting the latest information on sealant and adhesive durability, cover:

Field Experience with Sealed Joints and Adhesive Fixations—discusses a novel secondary drainage system for architectural panel walls, consisting of tubes and joint protection collection reservoirs with one-way valves; the retrofitting of a lock strip gasket system on the façade of a twenty-year old building to create a watertight barrier; and structural silicone glazing systems.

Factors Influencing the Durability of Sealed Joints and Adhesive Fixations—examines the influence of polyester powder coating chemistry on the adhesion durability of silicone sealants; water absorption in cold liquid-applied waterproofing; cleaning and preparation of float glass substrates; relationship between elevated moisture conditions in substrates and the ability of sealants to maintain adequate bond strength; and a comparison of the properties of silyl-terminated polyurethanes with those of traditional polyurethanes.

Durability Studies of Sealants and Adhesives—studies the effect of different foam backer rods on the cure and mechanical performance of sealed joints; HVAC sealant longevity; use of biocides in silicone sealants; case histories of horizontal sealant joint failure investigations; resistance of horizontal joints to concentrated loads; and much more.

Development of New Test Methods and Performance Based Specifications—reviews issues related to the mechanical property characterization of sealants; a systematic approach to a performance-based guide for the selection of crack sealants used in airport pavements; the effect of ambient laboratory climate ageing on material properties used in the FEA modeling of silicone sealants; and the key requirements relevant to any service-life-prediction methodology.

Table of Contents

LD Carbary, MW Ryan

MK Schmidt

A Hagl

ME Baker

LD Carbary, J Gustafson

W Yue-lin, W Hong-min, W Li-min

F de Buyl

JC Strong, JR Kovach

JT Ma, SS Chen, W Zhou, S Wang

ME Kenney, RJ Kenney

AE O'Connor, T Kingston

H Miyauchi, K Tanaka

S Iglauer, AR Hutchinson, TCP Lee

S Iglauer, AR Hutchinson, TCP Lee

H Miyauchi, N Enomoto, S Sugiyama, K Tanaka

IS Walker, MH Sherman

F de Buyl, H Gastaldi

AT Wolf, CS McMillan, W Stiell, K Lieb

AD Zima, TA Weston, JD Katsaros, R Hagood

DH Nicastro, PD Gorman

LD Carbary, EA Zimmer

G Wypych, S Kuberski, F Lee

CC White, DL Hunston

D Huff

MA Lacasse, JF Masson

ND Searle

AT Wolf, HL Cleland-Host

AT Wolf

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Developed by Committee: C24
Pages: 412
DOI: 10.1520/STP1453-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5498-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3480-5