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Global consideration and performance requirements of sealants

Title: Global consideration and performance requirements of sealants
Author(s): A.R. Hutchinson, T.G. Jones, M.A. Lacasse
Paper category : book
Book title: Durability of Building Sealants - State-of-the-Art Report of RILEM TC 139-DBS
Editor(s): A. T. Wolf
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-12-8
e-ISBN: 2351580419
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 1999
Pages: 1 - 35
Total Pages: 35
Nb references: 46
Language: English

Wet applied sealants play a vital role in joints in maintaining the weather-tightness of buildings and engineering structures. This introductory chapter outlines the nature of sealed joints, the significance of the weather and the effect of operating conditions on sealed joint performance. The mechanical, physical, adhesion and application requirements of sealants are outlined. The section concludes with a summary of service performance, common causes of sealed joint failure, and a brief discussion of the importance of specification.

Online publication: 2009-12-07
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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