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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2019 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 2099-2102
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2019.2099.2102  
Evaluation of Mechanical Properties for Elastomeric Rubber/Steel Laminates Used as Bridges Expansion Joints
Mahmoud Abed Hassan , M. Abdulrazzaq and Mushtaq Albdiry
 
Abstract: In this study, the mechanical properties representing by tensile strength and elongation at break for the as-received steel reinforced rubber expansion joints were measured. Shore A hardness test was also measured. The tensile specimens were prepared according to ASTM D 4014. The results showed that steel plate reinforced rubber plays a significant role in stopping the crack initiating that occurred due to the continuous applied tensile load. The maximum tensile strength was reached of 16.73 MPa with a 456 % elongation at break and a shore A hardness value of 61.5 that gives the joints a superior durability and the required displacements of 330 mm in the bridge decks they are used to.
 
How to cite this article:
Mahmoud Abed Hassan, M. Abdulrazzaq and Mushtaq Albdiry, 2019. Evaluation of Mechanical Properties for Elastomeric Rubber/Steel Laminates Used as Bridges Expansion Joints. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 2099-2102.
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2019.2099.2102
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jeasci.2019.2099.2102