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Online ISSN : 1884-0329
Print ISSN : 1880-9928
ISSN-L : 1880-9928
Tribological-Investigation of Tower Link for Suspension Bridge
Satami MURASE
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1998 Volume 5 Issue 18 Pages 21-29

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The tower link pins for long-span suspension bridge of Seto-ohashi Bridges, available for automobiles and high speed trains, are subjected to wear due to low-speed and heavy-load osillaitions. The link system for vertical bearings of this bridges is a unique system, called ‘tower link’, equipped with oil-less cylindrical bearings consisting of pins and bushes embedded solid lubricant. This report presents a summary of (1)development process, including material selection, experiments, and studies, (2)preparation of design and manufacturing guidelines of tower links.

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