Recent large earthquakes in Turkey, Taiwan, and Japan have wreaked terrible destruction in highly urbanized areas. Preventing such tragic loss of life and damage to society's infrastructure is the aim of Friction PendulumTM seismic isolation bearings, a technology developed with the support of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Structural Connection Technologies
seismic isolation, bearing, friction pendulum
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Friction Pendulum™ - Seismic Isolation Bearings" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 93.