The influence of physical ageing on yielding and failure of unplasticised poly(vinyl chloride) pipes

Roy Visser, Ton Bor, Mannes Wolters, Leon E. Govaert

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Abstract

Physical ageing can cause significant changes of the mechanical properties of unplasticised poly(vinyl chloride) pipes during service life. A model is presented which incorporates these changes and can predict long-term failure times quantitatively, based on short term tests
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event14th International Conference on Deformation Yield and Fracture of Polymers, DYFP 2009 - Rolduc, Kerkrade, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Apr 20099 Apr 2009
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Deformation Yield and Fracture of Polymers, DYFP 2009
Abbreviated titleDYFP
CountryNetherlands
CityRolduc, Kerkrade
Period6/04/099/04/09

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