Stress Cracking in HDPE Geomembranes

STRESS CRACKING BEHAVIOR OF HDPE GEOMEMBRANES AND …

Geomembranes made from high density polyethylene (HOPE) have a high percent crystallinity and are therefore of concern with regard to stress cracking. A review of the literature plus our field exhuming of various sites-of-opportunity gave rise to twenty-five (25) situations where stress cracking of HDPE geomembranes has occurred since the introduction of this liner material in 1980.

Stress Cracking Behavior of HDPE Geomembranes and its ...

In contrast, there was much less variation in the transition stress, the variation ranging from 28% to 40% of yield stress. Thus it was concluded that transition time should be the parameter of choice for com- paring and contrasting stress cracking resis- tance of different HOPE geomembranes.

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Geomembranes made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) have a relatively high percent crystallinity, and are therefore of concern with regard to stress cracking.

Eliminating Geomembrane Stress Cracking - Geosynthetica

Apr 12, 2013 · We have made great improvements (specified NCTL times from 200 to 1000 hr) since the 1980s when there were extensive slow crack growth (SCG) and rapid crack propagation (RCP) or “shattering” failures in exposed HDPE geomembranes.

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Evaluation of the stress cracking resistance of exposed ...

Stress cracking (SC) of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane s (GMB) was a problem in the 70’s and 80’s of the last century. After specifying a stress cracking re sistance (SCR) on the...

Effect of aging on the stress crack resistance of an HDPE ...

HDPE geomembranes are prone to stress cracking when subject to tensile stress less than their short-term mechanical yield strength , , . This type of failure takes a long-time and varies depending on the geomembrane resin (polyethylene resin and additives ). Geomembrane cracking starts with small cracks formed by slow crack growth.

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Eliminating Geomembrane Stress Cracking - Geosynthetica

Apr 12, 2013 · We have made great improvements (specified NCTL times from 200 to 1000 hr) since the 1980s when there were extensive slow crack growth (SCG) and rapid crack propagation (RCP) or “shattering” failures in exposed HDPE geomembranes.

HDPE Geomembrane Stress Cracking: From There to Here to ...

Stress cracking (SC) in high density polyethylene (HDPE) has been a problem, an interesting research topic, and an agent for improved geomembrane performance. The Geosynthetic Research Institute and Professor Robert Koerner have been front and center in this effort over the years since about 1984.

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Geomembranes made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) have a relatively high percent crystallinity, and are therefore of concern with regard to stress cracking. The stress crack resistance (SCR ...

TECHNICAL NOTE Stress Crack Resistance for …

Stress Crack Resistance for Geomembrane Products. The stress crack resistance (SCR) of polyethylene (PE) geomembranes has been the subject of study since the introduction of the materials over 20 years ago. It is well known from the pipe and cable insulation industries that PE …

12 reasons why 30 mil PVC equals 60 mil HDPE

Since PVC geomembrane is an amorphous material, it is not subject to environmental stress cracking. Nor does PVC geomembrane stress crack when exposed to multi-axial stresses. Polyethylene geomembranes are crystalline plastic and ARE subject to environmental stress cracking. The higher the density of the resin, the more likely the sheet is to stress crack. Stress cracking of HDPE can be …

EVALUATION OF STRESS CRACKING ON GEOMEMBRANES …

in using HDPE geomembranes is their susceptibility to stress cracking (SC) which, in turn, is a consequence of their high crystallinity [2, 16, 6, 13, 15]. The evaluation of stress cracking is performed according to ASTM D5397 [17]. The test is called Notched Constant Tensile Load (NCTL) and uses notched dumbbell shaped

Authors: Fernando Luis Lavoie · Souza Bueno · Paulo Cesar LodiAffiliation: University of Sao Paulo · Sao Paulo State University

Comparison of PVC and HDPE geomembranes - Geomembrane

Smooth PVC geomembranes are inherently able to provide much higher residual friction angles and to provide stability with soils and other geosynthetics on much steeper slopes than smooth HDPE, and in many cases, textured HDPE. Since PVC geomembrane is an amorphous material, it is not subject to environmental stress cracking.

HDPE Geomembrane Specification and Performance …

The high crystallinity of HDPE makes it susceptible to stress cracking, however that is the same feature that gives HDPE its chemical resistance. Photos of examples of these type of failures were included in his paper and are reproduced below. Worth noting is that the majority of these geomembranes, when tested, met the GRI GM 13 specification.

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This difference in stress–strain behavior is reflected in the similar order of difference in puncture behavior: HDPE geomembranes are susceptible to puncture at a much lower pressure point compared with flexible geomembranes. As a result, HDPE geomembranes have been studied more extensively for their puncture behavior than have flexible geomembranes.

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Description. Geommebrane is the low permeability liner made of high grade polyethylene raw material, adding carbon black, antioxidant, anti-aging and UV-resistance component. It is the most widely used geosynthetic membrane which features e xcellent chemical resistance, o utstanding stress crack capacity, l owest permeability and e xcellent UV resistance.

HDPE Textured geomembrane double sided

HDPE textured geomembrane owns good flexibility, excellent chemical stability, mechanical properties, environmental stress cracking resistance, dimensional stability and aging resistance, and also has the larger friction coefficient and good anti-sliding function, and is very suitable for the slopes of landfill or steeply slope and vertical ...

Environmental Stress Crack Resistance of Polyethylene

Environmental Stress Crack Resistance of Polyethylene Introduction to Environmental Stress Cracking and ESCR Over the past decade, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) materials have improved significantly and now meet more stringent performance standards. Some performance evaluation tests that once took only days to run now take months with today’s

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3.1 This guide covers the stress crack resistance of HDPE geomembranes. According to ASTM D 883, stress crack is defined as "an external or internal crack in a plastic caused by tensile stresses less than its short-time mechanical strength." 3.2 This guide focuses on those geomembranes produced from virgin polyethylene in the

Geomembrane-Liner Testing: The Practical World

Now PVC geomembranes are being fusion welded and can be held to similar principles as HDPE. In the mid-1980s, as a result of investigations of stress-cracking failures in HDPE geomembranes, I introduced the requirements for a minimum elongation in the shear test and a …