hurricane test

hurricane test, dynamic test

A dynamic test for windows and curtain walls simulating the forces and buffeting of a hurricane; both structural strength and water leakage are evaluated.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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