Study on mechanical properties of laminated rubber bearing with small shape factor

Taiji Matsuda, Y. Ootori, S. Yabana, K. Hirata, K. Ishida

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Laminated rubber bearings with a small shape factor are regarded as one of the most promising isolation devices to reduce the vertical seismic load of a nuclear power plant. In this study, three types of natural rubber bearings with different aspect ratios (diameter/total thickness of rubber) and one high-damping rubber bearing are tested under varied loading conditions. Basic characteristics and ultimate characteristics of the bearings are made clear, and applicability of estimation formula and analysis method are verified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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