By Alan J. Brookes, Maarten Meijs
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Flashings A horizontal flashing must be provided at the junction of horizontal and vertical joints. The principal materials used for flashings are bitumen/polythene or butyl rubber. The width of the flashing should be 300 mm in order to span the vertical joint. 27 Depth of baffle groove from the face of the panel: (a) without drainage groove; (b) with drainage groove. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 811 911 10 11 12 13 14 15 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 811 Jointing Gasket joints Site exposure A B Although a number of gasket joints have been used, including cellular, tubular, cruciform and fircone gaskets, they all require to be constantly under compression with continuous contact with the panel edge.
2). Reid and O’Brien (1973) have described the basic laying-up Chopped strand mat This is the most common form of general-purpose reinforcement, which is used mainly for the handlaminating process. Continuous strand mat In continuous strand mat the strands are not chopped, but just allowed to swirl randomly. The product is used for press moulding and resin injection moulding. Continuous rovings These consist of long bundles of fibres, which are fed into a machine that chops and sprays them onto the moulding in conjunction with the resin.
Any creep in the material that can be anticipated can be taken into account in the design by adding stiffeners to the panel. To achieve a quality product, therefore, it is necessary for the panel to be manufactured in the right conditions, by experienced workers, in the correct proportion, using the right techniques. Ignorance of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 811 911 10 11 12 13 14 15 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 811 GRP cladding in use these controls may lead to what appears to be a satisfactory product on the shopfloor, but one that is unlikely to perform satisfactorily throughout its expected design life.
Cladding of Buildings by Alan J. Brookes, Maarten Meijs