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Infrastructure

High Damping Rubber Bearings – LASTO-HDRB

Principle

mageba LASTO-HDRB High Damping Rubber Bearings isolate a structure from the movements of the ground during an earthquake, and thus limit the seismic energy acting on the structure. They are similar to regular reinforced elastomeric bearings with steel connection plates, but the elastomer material used has a special composition that dissipates seismic energy by deformation and heat generation.

Applications

LASTO-HDRB High Damping Rubber Bearings can be used in the construction of new structures, or to enhance an existing structure’s strength and resistance to seismic forces. Under normal conditions, they function as regular deformation bearings, and are thus particularly suitable for structures with limited space availability, where the installation of separate bearings and seismic protection systems is not possible.

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Image gallery

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    Schematic view (cutaway) of a LASTO-HDRB bearing

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    A LASTO-HDRB bearing prior to installation

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    Installed LASTO-HDRB bearing

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    Martigny Bridge, Switzerland - retrofitted with LASTO-HDRB bearings