Experiments on a new type of seismic isolation bearing combined with teflon frictional sliding system and springs

Su Duo Xue, Xiong Yan Li, Yan Cheng Cai

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Series of test on a new type of seismic isolation bearing are introduced in the paper. The new bearing is combined with Teflon sliding system and helical springs. The function for seismic isolation of the bearing is ensured by the sliding interface between the disc of Teflon and the stainless steel plate, while the restoring force is provided by springs. During the experiment, the frictional coefficients between Teflon sheet and steel plate were tested, and the hysteretic loops of the bearing excited by the sinusoidal and record earthquake waves were tested as well. In addition, the test of the hysteretic properties of the bearing under the dynamic pressures were carried out. It is shown that the sliding velocity, vertical pressure and types of seismic excitation have important effects on the frictional coefficients and hysteretic characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-173
Number of pages6
JournalBeijing Gongye Daxue Xuebao / Journal of Beijing University of Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Experiment
  • Frictional coefficients
  • Frictional sliding
  • Hysteretic properties
  • Springs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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