Leevers, Venizelos, Ivankovic
Fracture & Resistance # 1992 Eindhoven
The small-scale 'S4' test for rapid crack propagation seems set to acquire the status of a specifying standard for polyethylene gas distribution pipe. This paper describes parallel research projects on pressureinstrumented S 4 t e s t s a n d on Finite-Volume numerical analysis of S4 and full-scale tests. whose objective is the prediction of full-scale critical pressure from S 4 tests or directly from material properties.