STP Published: 2007

Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives: 2nd Volume

Editor(s): Andreas T. Wolf

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 Fixations—these 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 Adhesives—papers 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 Specifications—standards 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.

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Developed by Committee: C24
Pages: 132
DOI: 10.1520/STP1488-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5892-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3414-0