Review and preliminary evaluation of the performance of weather resistive barriers under seismic induced light frame wall deformations

Jennifer M. Thiede, Ali M. Memari

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Abstract

Air, water, and vapor barriers, collectively referred to as weather resistive barriers (WRB), are an essential component of the modern building envelope system. If water passes through the WRB to the interior of the wall assembly, a moist environment is created around framing members and interior drywall, leading to decay and mold growth. Therefore, in order to protect against the adverse structural and health effects associated with moisture entrapment in the wall assembly, the WRB must be protected against tear and puncture, maintaining a proper air and waterproofing layer. One concern that has arisen amongst engineers is the capacity of the WRB to resist tearing when the light-frame wall assembly, including sheathing, is subjected to seismic induced racking displacements. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the serviceability and ultimate performance of the WRBs, and characterize the potential failure mechanisms based on available literature and test results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2013
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference
Pages837-846
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013
Event2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering, AEI 2013 - State College, PA, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2013Apr 5 2013

Publication series

NameAEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference

Other

Other2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering, AEI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityState College, PA
Period4/3/134/5/13

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Waterproofing
Air
Fungi
Water
Moisture
Vapors
Health
Engineers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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Thiede, J. M., & Memari, A. M. (2013). Review and preliminary evaluation of the performance of weather resistive barriers under seismic induced light frame wall deformations. In AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference (pp. 837-846). (AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784412909.082
Thiede, Jennifer M. ; Memari, Ali M. / Review and preliminary evaluation of the performance of weather resistive barriers under seismic induced light frame wall deformations. AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference. 2013. pp. 837-846 (AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference).
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Thiede, JM & Memari, AM 2013, Review and preliminary evaluation of the performance of weather resistive barriers under seismic induced light frame wall deformations. in AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference. AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference, pp. 837-846, 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering, AEI 2013, State College, PA, United States, 4/3/13. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784412909.082

Review and preliminary evaluation of the performance of weather resistive barriers under seismic induced light frame wall deformations. / Thiede, Jennifer M.; Memari, Ali M.

AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference. 2013. p. 837-846 (AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference).

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Thiede JM, Memari AM. Review and preliminary evaluation of the performance of weather resistive barriers under seismic induced light frame wall deformations. In AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference. 2013. p. 837-846. (AEI 2013: Building Solutions for Architectural Engineering - Proceedings of the 2013 Architectural Engineering National Conference). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784412909.082