Application Civil Engineering: Fluorogold® Materials

Fluorogold® material is commonly used for civil engineering and habitat applications due to having very low friction and high resistance to wear and deformation. An excellent example is in seismic isolation systems where the material is used in sliding units. When an earthquake occurs and the shaking intensifies, the sliding seismic isolator (a laminated bearing with a sliding mechanism) works to absorb strong tremors. The idea behind base isolation is to detach (isolate) the building from the ground so that earthquake motions are not transmitted up through the building or are greatly reduced.

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Bearings For Structural Supports
Sliding Tape For Seismic Isolation Systems