Shattering of unreinforced PVC roof membranes : problem phenomenon, causes and prevention

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ConferenceTenth Conference on Roofing Technology - Problems : Issues and Answers: 22 April 1993, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Pages93107; # of pages: 15
SubjectRoofing; Building Envelope; astm d 4434, dma, dynamic mechanical analysis, glass-transition temperature, pvc, poly(vinyl chloride), roofing membranes, shattering, tg, thermal analysis, unreinforced pvc; Roofs; Couvertures; Enveloppe du bâtiment
AbstractThis paper reports on the phenomenon of shattering of unreinforced PVC roof membranes. To further understand the problem and to provide data for the assessment of existing in-service unreinforced PVC roofs, samples of unshattered (unweathered) and shattered membranes were studied using dynamic mechanical analysis. It was found that the glass transition temperature, Tg, may be useful in explaining the shattering phenomenon. Furthermore, the Tg values can easily be obtained using dynamic mechanical analysis.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteReprinted in Building Better Roofs : IRC Technical Seminar (NRCC-40627)
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number36056
NPARC number20329920
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