Enhancement of the standard for PVC roof membrane material with the use of mechanical and chemical analysis

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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleASTM Special Technical Publication
ConferenceRoofing Research and Standards Development : 3rd Volume: 19 June 1994, Montreal, Que., Canada
ISSN0066-0558
ISBN080311883X
Volume1224
Pages116122; # of pages: 7
SubjectRoofing; Roofs; Roofs
AbstractSamples of reinforced and unreinforced PVC roofing membranes were studied using dynamic mechanical analysis and tensile testing. Preliminary work has shown that the glass-transition temperature provides an indication of the relative stability of the membranes and may assist in understanding the shattering phenomenon. This study discusses the utility of using the glass-transition temperature in standards for the reinforced PVC roofing membranes. It is shown that Tg values are easily obtained from dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and that DMA should be considered in the standards for roofing membranes. Based upon the characterization of samples from shattered roofs, as well as reinforced materials subjected to artificial weathering, recommendations for enhancing the ASTM Standard D4434 are presented.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteReprinted in Building Envelope Performance and Durability : IRC technical seminar held in 11 cities across Canada February through March 1995 (NRCC-38991)
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-3608
NRC number37762
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NPARC number20375400
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