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A Constitutive Model for High Damping Rubber Bearings

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T. Sanò, G. Di Pasquale

ANPA-DISP, Via Vitaliano Brancati 48, 00144 Rome, Italy

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 117(1), 53-58 (Feb 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2842090 History: Received June 18, 1992; Revised October 04, 1994; Online February 11, 2008

Abstract

Some simplified 1-degree-of-freedom (1-dof) constitutive models suitable for the simulation of high damping rubber bearings are analyzed. The well-known equivalent elastic and bilinear models are compared with a version of the Davidenkov-Martin law modified by the authors. The seismic behavior of an isolated structure is analyzed using the different models and the results are compared. The predictions obtained by means of the proposed law are also compared with experimental snap-back test results.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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