Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 4, No 4 (2012)

Research into the Reliability of the Overlap Joint of Bituminous Heat Welded Roofing Materials

Darius Balčiūnas


Abstract The conducted analysis has revealed that the most common reason of leaks in bituminous roofs is caused by a lack of adhesion between two nearby sheets of roof cover. Regarding the above mentioned problems, reliability, testing methods and data analysis methods of the overlap joint is observed more closely. The research conducted by different scientists worldwide has showed difficulties in evaluating the obtained data due to a lack of information on how these samples were produced. Therefore, it is proposed to evaluate the influence of welding time analyzing the mechanical properties of the joints of bituminous heat welded roofing materials. The influence of welding time, when the samples are produced, and mechanical properties of overlap joints are practically proved according to LST standards. The test results have showed that welding time does not have a significant influence on the shear resistance of overlap joints but is important regarding its limited deformation.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2012-11-28

Keyword(s): SBS bituminuos sheet materials; hidroizolation; mechanical properties; welding time

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2012.46

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