Effective long term energy dissipation
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Significantly reducing the seismic load through friction damping and thus improving structural resilience

Self-centering capacity
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RSFJ technology restores the structure to its designed position after any seismic event

Continued damage avoidance
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Following a seismic event, the RSFJ is ready for any aftershocks that may occur and will remain fully available throughout the lifetime of the structure.

Maintenance free
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No element of the RSFJ requires periodic service or post event maintenance.

High initial stiffness
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Resistant to wind loads and limiting the drift of structures under seismic events within the serviceable design loads.

Cost-effective
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The RSFJ is cost effective to implement and is maintenance-free; eliminating the expensive post-event maintenance and replacement costs required in other technologies.

Applicable to all building materials
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Can be implemented in any structure and can form part of any Lateral Load Resisting System (LLRS), connected to steel, timber or concrete structural members.

Continued damage avoidance
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Following a seismic event, the RSFJ is ready for any aftershocks that may occur and will remain fully available throughout the lifetime of the structure.

Scalable
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The connector is fully scalable and may be custom designed to a variety of structural requirements with applications ranging from storage units to high rise structures.

Compact size
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The RSFJ is smaller than many comparable seismic connectors with the same load characteristics.

Easy implementation of SAP2000
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In SAP2000 the RSFJ load displacement behaviour can be easily modeled (by choosing the Damper-Friction spring type element) accurately representing the cyclic behaviour of the joint.

Simple installation
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With implementation as simple as traditional bolted steel plate connections, the RSFJ requires no specialist skills to install.

Structural health monitoring
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When used with a displacement sensor, the RSFJ may be installed in an instrumented configuration where displacement monitoring provides high precision measurement of seismic forces in structural element - providing safe remote structure diagnosis even after extreme earthquake events.

Retrofit applicable
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Due to the ease of connection to existing structural members, the RSFJ can be part of any building retrofit project.