A LABORATORY EVALUATION OF FULL SIZE ELASTOMERIC BRIDGE BEARING PADS
The results of a series of physical tests conducted on full size elastomeric bridge bearing pads are presented. Various shapes and sizes of pads up to seven square feet in plan area and 5 inches in thickness were subjected to compressive, cycling, creep, translation, rotation, and ultimate strength tests. Test conditions were selected to simulate actual in-service physical environment. Typical pads consisted of 55 durometer neoprene reinforced at 1/2 inch intervals with steel, polyester, or fiberglass reinforcement. All tests were performed at room temperature.
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- Crozier, W F
- STOKER, J R
- Martin, V C
- Nordlin, E F
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Pagination: 66 p.
- TRT Terms: Bearings; Bridge bearing pads; Bridge design; Bridges; Compression tests; Creep; Deformation curve; Elastomers; Expansion joints; Highway bridges; Laboratory tests; Laminates; Neoprene; Reinforcement (Engineering); Reinforcing materials; Repeated loads; Shear tests; Structural design; Testing; Tests; Ultimate strength
- Uncontrolled Terms: Elastomeric bearings
- Old TRIS Terms: Chloroprene resins; Compressive strength tests; Line
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00090497
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CA-TL-6574-1-74-26 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM