Accession Number : ADP002435

Title :   Methodology for Determining the Durability of Sealants,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV HOUGHTON

Personal Author(s) : Sandberg,L. B. ; Albers,M. P.

Report Date : 25 SEP 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper presents the framework for a methodology for insuring the durability of construction sealants. The basic approach involves determination of an allowable design strain from the product of the ultimate strain capacity of the sealant and various empirical reduction factors reflecting expected service conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Wood, *Adhesives, *Sealing compounds, Construction materials, Strain(Mechanics), Structural engineering, Performance tests, Specifications, Requirements, Standards, Quality control, Test methods, Tension, Shear properties, Loads(Forces), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE