Journal Published Online: 01 November 1994
Volume 22, Issue 6

Effect of High Strain Rate on the Properties of PVC Pipe



Unplasticized PVC pipes were tested using static and dynamic testing conditions. The static test was performed by pressurizing the pipes at a strain rate of 1 × 10−4 s−1 and the dynamic test was carried out using a drop hammer apparatus at a strain rate of 8 s−1. The most pronounced influence of the high strain rate was a reduction in the failure hoop strain and an increase in the Young's modulus. An empirical formula was fitted to the stress-strain curves to represent the nonlinear and strain rate dependent behaviors.

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Al-Bastaki, NMS
University of Bahrain, Bahrain
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Stock #: JTE11864J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11864J