Additional Information # 1992 Eindhoven
The limited demand for very large bore plastic pipes systems has resulted in a dearth of associated test data or strategy, but the need to now transport large quantities of water demand closer attention to this problem. The 'type testing' and routine (Q.C. ) testing of plastic pipe systems is already a difficult area, but with large diameters there are added complications relating to size. The situation is complicated further by recent work which indicates that the new 'high density' materials are comparatively intolerant to thick section design. This paper addresses this problem.