Solon® Belleville Springs Prevent Damage to Structural Connections During Seismic Activity

Belleville springs have been successfully tested and proven to considerably reduce damage in structural systems that are subjected to severe earthquakes. 

Different configurations of Solon® Belleville Springs were used by the University of Auckland Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in New Zealand to determine the influence of the clamping force on the sliding hinge joint.

It was determined that the installation of Belleville springs at partial deflection are a key element in helping improve the design of the sliding hinge joint beam-column system and decreases the likelihood of structural damage during a severe seismic event. 

George Davet, VP and Chief Engineer at Solon Mfg. co-authored an article titled Experimental studies on Belleville springs use in the sliding hinge joint connection,  published in the Journal of Constructional Steel Research. To learn more about the benefits of using Belleville springs in sliding hinge joints used in seismic-resistant structural systems, complete the form to download the article.




Experimental studies on Belleville springs use in the sliding hinge joint connection

Journal of Constructional Steel Research


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