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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1995|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering