Evaluation Findings for Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc. Friction Pendulum Bearings

Civil Engineering Research Foundation, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0370-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0370-8 (ISBN-10), 1998, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 42
28 cm, CERF report: HITEC 98-07
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Service Center.

This report summarizes the results of a detailed evaluation of Friction Pendulum Bearings, manufactured by Earthquake Protection Systems, 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.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Protective structures | Friction | Seismic tests | Highways and roads | Innovation | Base isolation | Damping


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