From Pelham To Penang - Natural Rubber Bearings For Civil Engineering

From Pelham To Penang - Natural Rubber Bearings For Civil Engineering by Kamarudin Ab-Malek & Alan D Roberts.

From Pelham To Penang - Natural Rubber Bearings For Civil Engineering by Kamarudin Ab-Malek & Alan D RobertsTo mark the completion of the 24km second Penang bridge in Malaysia that has been built using TARRC’s rubber bearing seismic technology, a landmark book has been published.

Telling the story of the development of this groundbreaking technology that is now used to protect buildings and their contents from damage from earthquakes all over the world, the book is priced at £35. The book will be of value not only to scientists, technologists and engineers working in research institutes and in the rubber and construction industries, but also to a wider audience.

TARRC’s CEO and one of the author’s of the book, Dr Kamarudin Ab-Malek, was delighted to be able to present a copy of the book to Dato’ Sri Zakaria Sulong, High Commissioner of Malaysia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, at a dinner held in Kensington, London on 30th November 2013. The dinner was to mark the 20th anniversary of OMEC, the Overseas Malaysian Executive Council.

Dr Kamarudin Ab-Malek presents a copy of his book to Dato’ Sri Zakaria Sulong, High Commissioner of Malaysia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain
Far Left: Dr Kamarudin Ab-Malek presents a copy of his book to Dato’ Sri Zakaria Sulong, High Commissioner of Malaysia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain

The book describes the various scientific and technological studies related to natural rubber-bonded steel laminate bearings and their engineering use in bridges and buildings that have been carried out over the last fifty years by the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), via its two laboratories of the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia (RRIM) in Kuala Lumpur and the Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC) in the UK. The book cover basic facts about rubber and its historical use in civil engineering, with a particular focus on structures that benefit from vibration isolation and earthquake protection. The latest example of the application is for the 2nd Penang bridge constructed using TARRC’s seismic rubber bearing technology to provide the maximum protection to the bridge from earthquakes.

From Pelham to Penang

To buy a copy of the 'From Pelham to Penang - Natural Rubber Bearings For Civil Engineering' book, please contact Trudie Rawlings on +44 (0)1992 584966 or email trawlings@tarrc.co.uk.

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