American Society of Civil Engineers


Evaluation Findings for R.J. Watson Sliding Isolation Bearings



(Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center report (HITEC))

by Civil Engineering Research Foundation
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0368-6 / 0-7844-0368-6, 1999, x 38 pp., CERF report: HITEC 98-08, ill., 28 cm.     (Barcode: RMI MK31521, DQA 1370879)

ASCE sponsor: Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF)

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Document type: Books - General - CERF
Abstract: Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Service Center.
This report summarizes the results of a detailed evaluation of sliding isolation bearings, manufactured by R.J. Watson, Inc. The report is part of a program to test the performance of 11 seismic isolators and dampers produced by several manufacturers. The devices were tested for stability, response during earthquake simulations, and fatigue and weathering effects.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Bridge tests
Damping
Dynamic tests
Energy efficiency
Seismic waves

Library of Congress Call Number:  TG326.E86245
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Bridges--Bearings--Testing
Dynamic testing
Seismic waves--Damping
Energy dissipation