A.R.HUTCHINSON, T.G.B.JONES and K.E.ATKINSON
Joining Technology Research Centre, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford UK
Modern construction methods based on curtain walling systems rely on obtaining an effective seal between the joints. The occurrence of wet-applied sealed joint failure can, in part, be attributed to the movements which occur in the external envelope. Such movements can be both large and rapid if large lightweight cladding panels are involved which are also heavily insulated.
The rates and amplitudes of actual joint movements were measured on the predominantly south-facing aspects ...