SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1989

Methods for Calculating Structural Silicone Sealant Joint Dimensions


Industry practices and standards for silicone sealant structural glazing have evolved in the decades since its introduction. The growing use of stone substrates, sloped panels, or unusually shaped lites highlights the need for proper joint design. This paper describes the requirements for silicone sealant structural joints, blending theory with time-proven practice to establish industry methods.

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Haugsby, MH
Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI
Schoenherr, WJ
Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI
Carbary, LD
Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI
Schmidt, CM
Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI
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Developed by Committee: C24
Pages: 46–57
DOI: 10.1520/STP22988S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5102-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1286-5