Mechanical models for shear behavior in high damping rubber bearings

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  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Abstract

High damping rubber bearings have been in use for seismic isolation of buildings worldwide for almost 30 years now. In the present work, a brief introduction to the process leading to their manufacturing is first given. Next, a series of novel 1D mechanical models for high damping rubber bearings is proposed, based on the combination of simple and well-known rheological models. These models are calibrated against a set of harmonic tests at strain amplitudes up to 200%. Extension of the models to bidirectional horizontal motion and to time-varying vertical loads is the subject of ongoing work.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-226
JournalSOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
Volume90
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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