Loading Tests on Buried Plastics Pipes to Validate a New Design Method

 

Testing and Processing # 1982 York

A series of loading tests on buried plastics pipes has been carried out to validate a new design method, which can be sumarised in a set of design charts. The test programme involved monitoring the response to loading of pipes of different plastics materials, buried in uncompacted sand. The pipes were tested to failure, which occurred either by excessive deformation or buckling. Comparison of the results with design chart predictions shows that the new design method provides a reasonable model of soillpipe behaviour. 

Please note that the whole article content is available on PPCA website only


Related papers

1979 Brigthon : Loading Tests on uPVC Pipes installed in cohesive and non-cohesive Bedding Materials

Author(s) : Trott, Stevens

Lengths of 300 mrn uPVC pipe (Class B) were subjected to a standard pro-- gramme of dynamic and static loading in trenches dug in a laboratory test pit filled with sandy clay. Ten tests are described, with the pipes installed in a range of different bedding conditions. The cumulative vertical deflection of the pipes...

Members of the Association

BOREALISBOROUGEFormosa Plastics CorporationINEOS O&PIRPCKazanorgsintez PJSCKorea Petrochemical IND. Co., LTD (KPIC)LyondellBasellPetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical CompanyPRIME POLYMERSABICSCG Chemicals & Thai PolyethyleneSinopecTASNEE
TOP