Energy Absorption Capacity of the Laminated Fiber Reinforced Rubber Installed at Girder Ends

Yukihide Kajita, Yasushi Nishimoto, Nobutaka Ishikawa, Eiichi Watanabe

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Abstract

Studied herein is the energy absorption capacity of the laminated fiber reinforced rubber newly developed as a shock absorber, compared with that of the ordinary rubbers. The collision test is carried out between two steel solid bars in order to assess the energy absorption and the impact force during the collision. Then, the numerical simulations of the test results are made by using the mass-spring systems. It is concluded that both rubbers are effective in the energy absorption during the collision; however, the laminated fiber reinforced rubber can reduce the impact force more than the ordinary rubber. It is also concluded that the energy absorption can be estimated by using the mass-spring systems, not but for the impact force during the collision.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Materials in Bridges
EditorsA. Azizinamini, A. Yakel, M. Abdelrahman
Pages183-192
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHigh Performance Materials in Bridges

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Kajita, Y., Nishimoto, Y., Ishikawa, N., & Watanabe, E. (2001). Energy Absorption Capacity of the Laminated Fiber Reinforced Rubber Installed at Girder Ends. In A. Azizinamini, A. Yakel, & M. Abdelrahman (Eds.), High Performance Materials in Bridges (pp. 183-192). (High Performance Materials in Bridges).