The Right Bearing for the Right Job

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Title: The Right Bearing for the Right Job

Author(s): Barrie Atkinson

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 164

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 455-466

Keywords: Failures; minimum loads; performance characteristics; pot hearings; rotation; selection; service record; spherical bearings.

Date: 11/1/1996

Abstract:
Many of today's high-load multi-rotational bridge bearing types are specified as being interchangeable without regard to their particular performance characteristics. This paper draws attention to differences between two popular types of bearing and offers a theory to explain how inappropriate use of one of them may lead to failure.