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Puncture Resistance of PVC Geomembranes using the truncated cone test

T.D Stark, Ph.D, P.E. , T.R. Boerman and C.J Connor
July 3, 2008
Geosynthetic International 2008, 15 No. 6

This paper presents an experimental study to develop a design procedure for the puncture behavior of PVC geomembranes. After comparison, it was concluded that PVC geomembranes have higher puncture resistance than polyethylene geomembranes despite the PVC membranes being thinner.

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