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GMA/IGS North America to host webinar on geopipe

Events | February 25, 2019 | By:

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America will sponsor a webinar “An Introduction to Geopipe,” on March 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to students and industry professionals.

In this webinar, Dr. Michael Pluimer, P.E., Ph.D., will open a series on applications, specifications and test methods associated with geopipe. These polymeric pipe materials, commonly offered in corrugated and smooth varieties and a wide range of diameters and thicknesses, are essential to the success of modern infrastructure: water, wastewater, sewer, landfills, mining, residential and commercial development, utilities, etc. The session will address a wide range of geopipe, such as dual-wall pipe, polyethylene corrugated pipe and numerous other materials. Raw material properties and resulting pipe properties, long-term durability, common specification requirements and much more will be presented. Importantly, essential engineering parameters such as stress cracking, oxidation resistance, UV degradation and creep will be discussed.

This webinar is ideal for environmental engineers, infrastructure-owning agencies, design engineers, municipal engineers, regulators, general contractors and other stakeholders.

Dr. Pluimer holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Villanova University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota. His Ph.D. research was on the performance of corrugated HDPE pipe manufactured with post-consumer recycled content in commuter railroad applications. Dr. Pluimer developed and validated a service life model for pipes in these applications relative to both the fatigue- and creep-related slow crack growth failure mechanisms. The service life model utilized ASTM F3181, the Un-notched Constant Ligament Stress (UCLS) test, a new test method developed for corrugated HDPE pipe materials containing recycled content.

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