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Investigation on the Behavior of Rigid Polyvinylchloride Pipes Subjected to Uniaxial Compression Loads

Abdullah Ali Nasser Alhamati1, Abdul Halim Ghazali1, Jamalodin Norzaie1, Norzaie Ahmed Mohammed1 and Mohd Razali Abdul Kadir1
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American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 3 No. 7, 2006, 1916-1923

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2006.1916.1923

Submitted On: 25 July 2006 Published On: 31 July 2006

How to Cite: Alhamati, A. A. N., Ghazali, A. H., Norzaie, J., Mohammed, N. A. & Kadir, M. R. A. (2006). Investigation on the Behavior of Rigid Polyvinylchloride Pipes Subjected to Uniaxial Compression Loads . American Journal of Applied Sciences, 3(7), 1916-1923. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2006.1916.1923

Abstract

The objective of this research was to investigate the capability of rigid Polyvinylchloride (PVC-U) pipes to sustain axial loads. The behavior of PVC-U pipes specimens subjected to short-term uniaxial compression loads was experimentally investigated. Results of the load-displacement tests on pipes of different wall thickness, diameter and specimen heights were recorded. The experimental test results show that the PVC-U pipes are capable of supporting loads greater than the required design load (3.4 kN). Increasing the pipe specimen height decreases the pipe strength for supporting the axial loads. Euler buckling was observed in the pipe specimens with small diameter and long axial height. Furthermore, an attempt has been made to utilize the ANSYS finite element commercial package to model the pipe system using eight noded brick element and the results were compared with those obtained from the experimental tests. Good agreement was found between the two sets of results, within the elastic range of the load-displacement curve.

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Keywords

  • PVC-U pipes
  • polyvinylchloride
  • uniaxial load
  • models