Compressive creep behavior of HDPE using time temperature superposition

Amir Bozorg-Haddad, Magued Iskander

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This paper is concerned with the compressive creep behavior of viscoelastic materials, such as high density polyethylene (HDPE) commonly used to manufacture Fiber Reinforced Polymeric (FRP) piling. Accelerated methods to predict the tensile creep of polymers are already available. The Time-Temperature Superposition (TTS) phenomenon is the basis of several available methods, and an ASTM standard for tensile creep is based on one of its derivatives. In this paper, TTS has been adapted to study the compressive creep of HDPE. Experimental test results on virgin HDPE indicated that TTS is applicable for compressive loading with, some limitations. Copyright ASCE 2008.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of session of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008
Subtitle of host publicationGeosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, GSP 178
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2008
EventGeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2008Mar 12 2008

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


OtherGeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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