Displacement dependent devices
Thanks to its high quality displacement dependent devices TENSA is able to guarantee a perfect control of maximum loads activated during an earthquake between the connected elements, independently of the seismic intensity and frequency.
- High seismic protection of the structure
- High number of dissipative cycles without observing degradation
- No sensitivity to enviromental conditions
The TEPDs are steel restraint able to transmit only horizontal forces. So, TEPDs are generally used in parallel with steel bearings. TEPDs have an elasto-plastic constitutive law with high dissipation and a stable hysteretic behaviour. This technology foresees hysteretic elements (‘C’ shaped) in AISI 304 to guarantee a better mechanical feature and reliability in time considering the inalterability of the material.Request information