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Experiment-1: Stability of Elastomeric Bearings
Experiment Type: Other
Description: Elastomeric rubber bearings are widely used for seismic applications to minimize the structural damage typically found in buildings and bridges in the event of an earthquake. This research has two main objectives, first to increase the available data related to the stability limits of elastomeric bearings and second to compare two different approaches of testing bearing stability. The first, stability method one, subjected the bearings to a constant horizontal displacement and applied an increasing axial load to measure its stability. The second, stability method two, subjected the bearings to a constant axial load and increased the horizontal displacement until the critical load was reached. Characterization tests were also conducted periodically in the test log. Two types of elastomeric rubber bearings are considered for this study: low damping rubber and lead rubber bearings. The data is then compared with numerical analysis.
Dates: December 21, 2009 - February 01, 2010
Facility: State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, United States
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Specimen Type: Single Elastomeric Bearing on Bearing Test Machine
Sensors: Single Bearing Test Machine sensors
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Tags (keywords):
  1. Elastomeric Bearings
  2. Seismic Isolation
  3. Stability
Cite this work:
Jose Sanchez, Armin Masroor, Joseph Diehl, Gilberto Mosqueda, Keri Ryan (2013). "Stability of Elastomeric Bearings", Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (distributor), Dataset, DOI:10.4231/D3S17SS41