This test method is a standard procedure for determining structural performance under uniform static air pressure difference. This typically is intended to represent the effects of a wind load on exterior building surface elements. The actual loading on building surfaces is quite complex, varying with wind direction, time, height above ground, building shape, terrain, surrounding structures, and other factors. The resistance of many windows, curtain walls, and door assemblies to wind loading is also complex and depends on the complete history of load, magnitude, duration, and repetition. Those factors are discussed in ASCE/SEI7.
KeywordsCurtain Walls - Deflection - Doors - Doors and Windows - Exterior Windows - Skylights - Test Chamber - Testing Instruments
ICS CODE91.060.10 (Walls. Partitions. Facades.); 91.060.50 (Doors and windows)
UNSPSC CODE30170000 (Doors and windows and glass)
ASTM E330 / E330M-14, Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org