structural bearings are required to connect different parts of a given
structure, such as a bridge deck to piers and abutments. The most
widely used structural bearings are reinforced elastomeric bearings and
pot bearings. These components are capable of transmitting forces while
absorbing the structures deformations and rotations.
The strength of reinforced elastomeric bearings is limited by the shear
properties of the elastomeric block, especially when compression, shear
and bending occur at the same time. Pot bearings maximise the shear
strength of the bearings elastomer by encasing it in a steel cylinder.
Elastomeric and Pot bearings can be fixed, guided or free depending on
installation, Penang, Malaysia
bearings and joints are subject to strict performance testing and
VSL services include design, testing, supply and installation.