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AL DOBOWI ELASTOMERIC BRIDGE BEARING

AL DOBOWI ELASTOMERIC BEARING

CROSS SECTION CUTTING OF AN AL DOBOWI LAMINATED ELASTOMERIC BEARING SHOWING LAMINATES

ELASTOMERIC BEARING
Elastomeric Bearings are flexible support points used in the construction of viaducts and bridges. Elastomeric bearings may be either plain (consisting of elastomer only) or laminated (consisting of alternate individual layers of elastomer and internal laminates)

This custom-moulded product is manufactured with 100% rubber for plain elastomeric bearing pads or made up of alternating rubber layers and steel plates for laminated elastomeric bearing pads. The addition of an external Teflon layer, together with a polished stainless steel plate, converts this product to a sliding bearing

ADVANTAGES OF AL DOBOWI ELASTOMERIC BEARINGS


Allows a smooth and uniform transfer of load from the beam to the substrate Allows beam rotation at the bearing due to deflection of the beam under load Allows lateral and longitudinal movement of the beam caused by thermal forces Unlike other elastomers, neoprene rubber undergoes no marked stiffening at low temperatures when the thermal contraction of the bridge deck is at the maximum No movable parts Easier to install when compared to other types of bearings with no maintenance required

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AL DOBOWI ELASTOMERIC BRIDGE BEARING

AL DOBOWI PLAIN ELASTOMERIC BEARING PAD & STRIP


Plain elastomeric, that is, non reinforced, Bearing Pads and Bearing Strips have many uses in both civil engineering and building applications to support either concrete or steel superstructures, where a simple, economical, effective, separation strip, capable of carrying compressive load, together with providing some translational movement and rotational capacity, is required. Applications are many and varied, but typically used under short span cast concrete slabs in bridges or precast concrete plates as used in multi-level sports stadiums. Specification Bearing Pads & Bearing Strips are manufactured from a high-grade synthetic (neoprene or SBR) or natural rubber compound complying (typically) with the requirements of BS-5400. Thicknesses are typically 3mm, 6mm, 10mm, 12mm, 20mm, and 25mm. Plan sizes are manufactured to order. Holes and slots can be provided. Applications Bearing Pads & Bearing Strips will provide a resilient bearing, capable of accommodating tolerances between substructure and superstructure, together with the centralising of the load onto the corbel or pier, together with rotational and shear capacity.

AL DOBOWI ISOLATION BEARING PADS


This custom-moulded product is made up of alternating high grade natural rubber layers and steel plates. They can also be manufactured with external load plates. This product is designed to give good static and dynamic properties. Manufactured from high quality rubber compound (40 or 50 Shore A hardness), complying to the following requirement ASTM D-4014 American Society for Testing and Materials Applications: Bridges (concrete or steel construction)

AL DOBOWI ISOLATION BEARING


PAD

AL DOBOWI ELASTOMERIC DISKS


Made with natural or synthetic rubber, the elastomeric disk is encapsulated inside a pot bearing. Application: Bridges
AL DOBOWI ELASTOMERIC DISK

Ph: +9714 8836661

P.O. Box 61348 Jebel Ali Free Zone, United Arab Emirates Fax: +9714 8837720 Email:rubber@aldobowi.com Website: www.aldobowi.com

AL DOBOWI ELASTOMERIC BRIDGE BEARING


AL DOBOWI FABRIC REINFORCED ELASTOMERIC BEARINGS

This is a fabric reinforced product manufactured to an AASHTO specification, typically used as a simple structural bearing with or without the addition of a PTFE slide surface and polished stainless steel plate. Features are that small pads can typically carry 10 MPa, a stress in excess of plain un-reinforced bearing pads, for such structures as pedestrian bridges and other less sophisticated structures

Specification
Is manufactured to AASHTO specification 18.10.2, fifteenth edition, and MIL specification MIL-C-882E where applicable

Applications
Particularly suitable for the fixed end of simply supported structures such as pedestrian bridges where rotation and load centering is required, where space is restricted, and typically all expansion / contraction is taken at the other end using identical product but modified for translation.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE AL DOBOWI

LAMINATED ELASTOMERIC BEARING

Elastomeric Bearings are composed of multiple laminates of elastomer material separated by steel reinforcing. The overall size of the bearing, the number and thickness of laminates are designed in accordance to the requirement of Load to be transferred. A bearing consists of rubber layers separated by vulcanized steel plates. A rubber cover is fitted around this assembly. Natural rubber or Neoprene rubber is used for the layers. Natural rubber is not too sensitive to changes in temperature and shows only slight growth in deformation, over the period of deformation at a constant load (low creep). The hardness most common used in civil engineering applications is approximately 50 - 60 Shore A. Neoprene rubber is most often used for the cover. Neoprene rubber is highly resistant against ozone, ageing, UV and chemical effects.

SHAPE OF THE ELASTOMERIC BEARING


When the rotation properties have to be similar in all directions of the horizontal plane, round bearings are used. However a rectangular bearing can handle larger rotations around its longitudinal axis compared to a round bearing with similar surface area.

Ph: +9714 8836661

P.O. Box 61348 Jebel Ali Free Zone, United Arab Emirates Fax: +9714 8837720 Email:rubber@aldobowi.com Website: www.aldobowi.com

AL DOBOWI ELASTOMERIC BRIDGE BEARING


AL DOBOWI BEARING ELASTOMER PHYSICAL PROPERTIES Hardness Shore A Minimum Tensile Strength (MPa) Minimum Elongation % Heat Resistance C Compression Set after 22 Hrs % Tear Resistance KN/ M Brittleness at -40C Ozone Resistance at 100 Hrs Bond Strength KN/M Ageing properties after 70 Hrs Max Change in Hardness Shore A Max Change in Tensile Strength % Max Change in Elongation
Note:

ASTM Standard D 2240 D 412 D 412 D 573 D 395 D 624 D 2137 D 518 M 251 92 Sec 8.2.4 & Sec 9.2 D 573 D 573 D 573

50 Shore A 50 +/- 5 15.5 400 100 25 31.5 Pass No Cracks (Neoprene) 7.0 +8 - 15 - 20

60 Shore A 60 +/- 5 16 300 100 25 31.5 Pass No Cracks (Neoprene) 7.0 +8 - 15 - 20

The material specifications for the elastomeric bearings meet the requirements of AASHTO M 251, BS 5400, Part 9.1 and 9.2

and EN 1137 part 3 Standard specifications for laminated elastomeric bridge bearings AL DOBOWI ELASTOMERIC BEARING DIMENSIONAL TOLERANCE Overall Vertical Dimension Overall Horizontal Dimension Thickness of individual layers of elastomer (laminated bearings only) at any point within the bearing Variation of plane parallel to the theoretical surface Edge cover of embedded laminates Thickness 32 mm or less Thickness over 32 mm 914 mm and less Over 914 mm -0/+3 -0/+6 -0/+6 - 0 / + 12 + / - 20 % of design value but no more than + / - 3 mm Slope relative to the bottom of no more than 0.005 radians 6 mm - 0 / + 3 mm

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AL DOBOWI TESTING FACILITIES


The following chemical, physical and mechanical tests are done in-house in our state of the art laboratory: Hardness Specific Gravity Tensile Strength Ultimate Elongation Compression Set Heat Resistance Polymer Identification Fluid Resistance Chemical Analysis Ash Content

ELASTOMERIC BEARINGS INSTALLATION CARE


All bearing surfaces under elastomer must be plane within 1.5 mm and horizontal to within 0.01 radians in accordance with project plans. Elastomeric bearings shall bear directly on the concrete surface. Nuts for anchor bolts shall be tightened finger tight then back off 2 mm. The threads shall then be blurred with a sharp pointed tool. When sole plates are attached to the beam flange they are to be placed so as to be aligned with the anchor bolts after the dead load deflection has occurred if the dead load deflection and slop produce a change of more than 6 mm. Caution shall be exercised where a field weld or shop weld will be made while elastomeric bearing pad is in contact with metal. In no case shall the elastomer or elastomer bond be exposed to instantaneous temperatures greater than 204C.

Important: AL DOBOWI does not undertake the designing of elastomeric bridge bearing pads but only manufacturers as per technical specifications/ sizes provided by the client/ consultant and tests/ certifies that the product manufactured by AL DOBOWI meets the required technical specifications. Ph: +9714 8836661 P.O. Box 61348 Jebel Ali Free Zone, United Arab Emirates Fax: +9714 8837720 Email:rubber@aldobowi.com Website: www.aldobowi.com