Racking test evaluation of unitized curtain wall systems using glazing tapes

Ali M. Memari, K. Hartman, P. A. Kremer

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Abstract

Results of cyclic racking tests on EN-WALL 7250 unitized curtain wall system mockups are presented. Mockups had overall dimensions of 180 in. wide by 156 in. high and were comprised of nine glass panels adhered to aluminum framing with 3M™ VHB™ structural glazing tape structural seals and structural sealant weatherseals. Racking tests followed the AAMA 501.6 protocol to characterize the performance of the system. Tests were carried out in a step-wise manner in order to stop the test after each drift increment to inspect the mockup for any damage. A complete description of the unitized system design is presented along with test observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2011
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Integrated Solutions - Proceedings of the AEI 2011 Conference
Pages148-155
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2011
EventAEI 2011: Building Integrated Solutions - Oakland, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 30 2011Apr 2 2011

Publication series

NameAEI 2011: Building Integrated Solutions - Proceedings of the AEI 2011 Conference

Other

OtherAEI 2011: Building Integrated Solutions
CountryUnited States
CityOakland, CA
Period3/30/114/2/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Memari, A. M., Hartman, K., & Kremer, P. A. (2011). Racking test evaluation of unitized curtain wall systems using glazing tapes. In AEI 2011: Building Integrated Solutions - Proceedings of the AEI 2011 Conference (pp. 148-155). (AEI 2011: Building Integrated Solutions - Proceedings of the AEI 2011 Conference). https://doi.org/10.1061/41168(399)18