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A variable stiffness bracing device

Farzad Hejazi. (2014) A variable stiffness bracing device.

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Abstract

The present invention relates to a variable stiffness bracing device comprising: a rectangular frame (100) having a solid quarter cylinder (101) at each angle of the rectangular frame (100); a pair of leaf spring (200) attached at each end of the rectangular frame (100) at the solid quarter cylinder (101); a steel rail (300) fixed on top middle of the rectangular frame (100); a core (400) fixed at the tip of each leaf spring (200), the core (400) is slidable along the steel rail (300); a cubic core (500) located in the middle of the core (400); and a rod cable (600) passes through each end of the rectangular frame (100) and the core (400) and ended at the cubic core (500) located in the middle of the core (400). The above provision is advantageous as the present invention deploys wholly mechanical in retrofitting and rehabilitation of structures.

Item Type:Patent
Keyword:Bracing device
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
Application Number:PI2014701608
Filing Date:2014-06-16
ID Code:33939
Deposited By: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Deposited On:21 Apr 2015 20:22
Last Modified:21 Apr 2015 20:22

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