SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Changes in Seal Shapes of Structurally Glazed Insulating Glass Units


A structural glazing system bonds glass, stone, or other materials to the structural frame of a building using structural silicones. The most complex structural glazing system uses insulating glass (IG) units with a structural silicone holding all four sides of an IG Unit to a building frame. This complex structural glazing system is known as a four-sided structurally glazed IG unit. Researchers at Texas Tech University conducted tests on samples representing four-sided structurally glazed IG units. Each sample underwent applied simulated wind pressures while instruments measured changes in structural seal and IG seal shapes. This paper describes changes in the shapes of the structural seals and the IG seals of these test samples.

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Bailey, JR
Minor, JE
Tock, RW
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Developed by Committee: C24
Pages: 42–52
DOI: 10.1520/STP26795S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5129-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1282-7