Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 667–676 | Cite as

Experimental Study of the Weld Bead Zones of a High-Density Polyethylene Pipe (HDPE)

  • Azzeddine Belaziz
  • Mazari Mohamed
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


The present paper summarizes the experimental study of the mechanical behavior of high-density polyethylene structure welded by butt-welding process, subjected to tensile loading. In this work, we based on experimental tests in order to characterize the studied material, introducing the ductility and the fragility of the bead-welded section material, seeing the influence of the crosshead speed of 10 and 50 mm/min and taking into account the weld parameters such as the fusion temperature for a such given inner diameter. The welding parameters had a direct impact on microstructure of bead weld which itself is very heterogeneous.


High-density polyethylene HDPE Uniaxial tensile Mechanical behavior Fusion temperature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Materials and Reactive Systems (LMSR), Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of TechnologyUniversity of Sidi Bel AbbesSidi Bel AbbesAlgeria

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