Self-Centering Structures


The engineers of Simplex Engineering have developed methods to achieve self-centering steel and concrete structures using shape memory alloy bars. This will lead to sustainable structures that are repairable following major seismic actions. Simplex Engineering is currently working with material manufactures and material engineers to introduce the shape memory alloy bars into the construction market. Our expertise in this area is  reflected in our technical publications and engineering tools.

 

self-centering structures Design (Residual Deformations)

Seismic Performance of Traditional Building (Pink) versus Building utilizing SMA (Blue)

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