Structural Testing of Curtain Wall Systems

Structural Testing of Curtain Wall Systems

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • What is a full scale curtain wall mockup
  • Why full-scale mockup testing is performed
  • Overview of a mockup test: curtain wall units, chamber, equipment, loading, and displacement
  • What elements of the curtain wall system can be tested in the mockup
  • Detailed review of how different types of curtain wall systems respond to in-plane lateral displacement
  • Performance assessment after testing is completed

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