Extreme Heat, High Contact Pressure: New Sliding Material for Dubai
Dubai, Munich. Dubai is known for its extreme and innovative structures – correspondingly high are the requirements of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). For the bridges of the new Dubai Water Canal structural bearings were requested which could withstand a contact pressure of 40 MPa at a temperature of 60°C. For these bridges, MAURER employed and tested the new MAURER Sliding Material Plus (MSM® Plus). This material is also being used by competing companies.