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Prediction of Ductile Failure in U-PVC Pipes from Creep Tests on Specimens


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Plastic Pipes Conference Association # 2004 Milan

Castiglioni, Verzanini, Pavan

The possibility of predicting the resistance to creep and ductile failure in pressurized pipes from tensile creep tests on specimens taken from the same pipes, is explored. Experimental results obtained by the two testing methods are compared and discussed.

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