This book presents the papers given at the RILEM Seminar held at the Building Research Establishment, Garston, UK in October 1994. The book provides an opportunity for researchers to review up-to-date progress towards the achievement of the objectives of the standardisation of laboratory techniques of sealants in the variety of service conditions to which they are exposed.
Static and dynamic cut-growth fatigue characteristics of silicone-based elastomeric sealants. Correlation of changes in sealant properties produced by laboratory ageing techniques and those observed in anturally weathered samples. Fatigue resistance of a polysulphide sealant injected in various rectangular cross sections. Comparison of short-term ageing methods for sealants. The prediction of long-term sealant performance from dynamic accelerated weathering. Ageing resistance of sealants. Contribution to validation of laboratory test methods for prediction of the durability of building joint sealants. Durability of resealed building joints. The contribution of research to the standardisation of sealants.