Testing Joints of Air and Vapour Barriers, Do We Use Relevant Testing Methods?

Eva B. Møller, Torben V. Rasmussen

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Abstract

This article describes testing of peel and shear resistance and airtightness of joints of air and vapour barrier systems before and after artificial aging. The testing of peel and shear resistance was based on standardised methods while the test of airtightness was a method invented for this project. The results show that while peel and shear strength increased with aging, the airtightness was significantly reduced. As these two results seem to contradict each other, the methods are discussed, especially whether the standardised tests are too far from the conditions on site or joints should be tested on other materials as well. Furthermore, weaknesses in the airtightness method is also pointed out.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components : Proceedings of the XV edition of the International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components (DBMC 2020)
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Publication date2020
Pages1633-1640
ISBN (Electronic)978-84-121101-8-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventXV edition of the International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - Online
Duration: 21 Oct 202023 Oct 2020
Conference number: 15

Conference

ConferenceXV edition of the International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components
Number15
LocationOnline
Period21/10/202023/10/2020

Keywords

  • Peel Resistance
  • Shear Resistance
  • Airtightness
  • Artificial Aging
  • Air and Vapour Barrier

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