SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2011

Tensile Testing of a Push-On Restrained Joint PVC Pipe


Pipes installed using trenchless methods such as horizontal directional drilling (HDD) are subjected to tensile forces during installation. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe employing the Bulldog Restraint System (BRS) is being used for installation via HDD. Tensile tests were conducted for assemblies of PVC pipe 4 in. through 8 in. in diameter using BRS. The test specimens were subjected to constant displacement; load and strain were measured. The observations from and results of the tests are reported in this paper.

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Fisher, Craig
S&B Technical Products, Fort Worth, TX
Quesada, Guido
Mechanical Problem Solving S.A., San José, Costa Rica
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Developed by Committee: F17
Pages: 216–228
DOI: 10.1520/STP49514S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-8892-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7514-3