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Designing an Accelerated Test Method to Determine the Design Life of Building Joint Sealant using the ASTM C1850 Procedure



Christopher C. White, Donald L. Hunston, Adam L. Pintar, James J. Filliben


Determination of Design Life in less than real time as eluded researchers for decades. Recently, ASTM has issued a new standard, ASTM C1850, that outlines a procedure to develop accelerated testing methods to determine the design life of a sealant. This paper will use this new ASTM C1850 standard as a template to examine the ongoing research at NIST. The results will demonstrate where significant progress has been accomplished.
STP1604 on Sixth Symposium on the Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives
Publisher Info
ASTM International, West Constohocken, PA


ASTM, sealant, durability, modulus, mechanical measurement, weathering, design life, prediction
Created August 15, 2018, Updated November 10, 2018