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High-temperature air channel testing of thermally bonded PVC geomembrane seams

T. D. Stark and L. F. Pazmino
January 8, 2011
Geosynthetics International 2011, 18 No. 2

The objective of this paper is to present a procedure for high sheet temperature air channel testing of dual-track thermal seams for 0.75 mm thick polyvinyl chloride (PVC) geomembranes. The proposed relationship and equation allow the seam peel strength to be verified by field air channel testing without conducting destructive tests.

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