Study on the mechanical properties of a type of spherical bearing
Yingfang Yang 1, 2,   Yan Zhang 3,   Jinsan Ju 3  
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Southwest Jiaotong University, School of Civil Engineering, China
Central Research Institute of Building and Construction Co., Ltd. MCC, China
China Agricultural University, Department of Civil Engineering, Beijing, China
Jinsan Ju   

Department of Civil Engineering, China Agricultural University, Qinghuadonglu No.17, 100083, Beijing, China
Submission date: 2021-03-02
Final revision date: 2021-04-19
Acceptance date: 2021-08-16
Online publication date: 2021-08-28
Publication date: 2021-10-20
The spherical bearing is widely used in highways, bridges and long-span structures. In order to study mechanical properties of a large-scale spherical bearing, a full-scale finite element model of the spherical bearing was established by using ABAQUS software, and the mechanical properties of the spherical bearing under four working conditions were simulated respectively when the upper bearing plate had different inclination angles. The ultimate bearing capacity of the spherical bearing under vertical tension was analyzed emphatically. The research results show that, in practical applications, the change in bearing capacity caused by the inclination angle of the upper bearing plate should be considered, and the wedge-shaped part should be strengthened.
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