Seismic performance of two-side structural silicone glazing systems

Ali M. Memari, Xuezhen Chen, Paul A. Kremer, Richard A. Behr

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of the first phase of an experimental research program on simulated seismic performance of structural silicone glazed (SSG) curtain wall systems. Full-scale, two-side SSG mockups made up of three side-by-side glass panels were tested under cyclic racking displacements to determine serviceability and ultimate behavior responses. Variables were glass type (annealed and fully tempered) and panel configuration (monolithic, laminated, and insulating glass). In the experiments carried out, damage states such as gasket deformation/pullout, sealant failure (e.g., adhesion/cohesion, etc.), glass cracking glass and fallout were identified and their corresponding drift levels were determined. The extent of damage to silicone sealant was determined through air leakage tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDurability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives
Subtitle of host publication2nd Symposium
PublisherAmerican Society for Testing and Materials
Pages40-49
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0803134142, 9780803134140
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventDurability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2005Jun 16 2005

Publication series

NameASTM Special Technical Publication
Volume1488 STP
ISSN (Print)0066-0558

Other

OtherDurability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period6/15/056/16/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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