Extrapolation of creep behavior of high-density polyethylene liner in the Catch Basin of grout vaults

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Testing was performed to determine if gravel particles will creep into and puncture the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner in the catch basin of a grout vault over a nominal 30-year period. Testing was performed to support a design without a protective geotextile cover after the geotextile was removed from the design. Recently, a protective geotextile cover over the liner was put back into the design. The data indicate that the geotextile has an insignificant effect on the creep of gravel into the liner. However, the geotextile may help to protect the liner during construction. Two types of tests were performed ... continued below

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Whyatt, G.A. July 1, 1995.

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Testing was performed to determine if gravel particles will creep into and puncture the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner in the catch basin of a grout vault over a nominal 30-year period. Testing was performed to support a design without a protective geotextile cover after the geotextile was removed from the design. Recently, a protective geotextile cover over the liner was put back into the design. The data indicate that the geotextile has an insignificant effect on the creep of gravel into the liner. However, the geotextile may help to protect the liner during construction. Two types of tests were performed to evaluate the potential for creep-related puncture. In the first type of test, a very sensitive instrument measured the rate at which a probe crept into HDPE over a 20-minute period at temperatures of 176{degrees}F to 212{degrees}F (80{degrees}C to 100{degrees}C). The second type of test consisted of placing the liner between gravel and mortar at 194{degrees}F (90{degrees}C) and 45.1 psi overburden pressure for periods up to 1 year. By combining data from the two tests, the long-term behavior of the creep was extrapolated to 30 years of service. After 30 years of service, the liner will be in a nearly steady condition and further creep will be extremely small. The results indicate that the creep of gravel into the liner will not create a puncture during service at 194{degrees}F (90{degrees}C). The estimated creep over 30 years is expected to be less than 25 mils out of the total initial thickness of 60 mils. The test temperature of 194{degrees}F (90{degrees}C) corresponds to the design basis temperature of the vault. Lower temperatures are expected at the liner, which makes the test conservative. Only the potential for failure of the liner resulting from creep of gravel is addressed in this report.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95015838

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  • Other: DE95015838
  • Report No.: PNL--8040
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/86891 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 86891
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc794862

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Whyatt, G.A. Extrapolation of creep behavior of high-density polyethylene liner in the Catch Basin of grout vaults, report, July 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc794862/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.