UPDATE: The IGS North America has postponed Dr. Pluimer’s webinar to the Fall, due to chapter member and interested attendee requests. (It’s a busy work season!)
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(561) 768 9487
IGS North America Presents:
Introduction To Geopipe
Presented by Dr. Michael Pluimer, University of Minnesota – Duluth
Date: THIS WEBINAR IS BEING RESCHEDULED
$20.00* – IGS-NA Members | $20.00 – IGS-NA Student Members
$60.00 – IGS Members | $80.00 – Non-members
* IGS-NA Members receive one FREE webinar coupon on paying annual dues
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Presenter: Dr. Michael Pluimer, University of Minnesota – Duluth
Introduction To Geopipe
In this webinar, Dr. Pluimer 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 infrastructures: water, wastewater, sewer, landfills, mining, residential and commercial development, utilities, etc. The session will detail types of geopipe (e.g., dual-wall pipe, polyethylene corrugated pipe, numerous other materials), raw material properties and resulting pipe properties, long-term durability, common specification requirements, and more. Essential engineering parameters such as stress cracking, oxidation resistance, UV degradation, and creep will be discussed.
Key Topics Include:
- types of geopipe
- raw material properties and resulting pipe properties
- long-term durability
- common specification requirements
- and more
IGS North America’s Introduction To Geopipe Webinar is ideal for environmental engineers, infrastructure-owning agencies, design engineers, municipal engineers, regulators, general contractors, and other stakeholders.
Please send questions to info@IGS-NA.org or call +1 561 768 9487.
Presenter Bio: Michael Pluimer holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (2016) from Villanova University and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (2002) from the University of Minnesota. His PhD 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.