Full-Scale Shaking Table Tests on a Substandard RC Building Repaired and Strengthened with Post-Tensioned Metal Straps

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Garcia, Reyes, Hajirasouliha, Iman, Guadagnini, Maurizio, Helal, Yasser, Jemaa, Yaser, Pilakoutas, Kypros, Mongabure, Philippe, Chrysostomou, Christis, Kyriakides, Nicholas, Ilki, Alper, Budescu, Mihai, Taranu, Nicolae, Ciupala, A., Torres, Lluis and Saiidi, M. 2014. Full-Scale Shaking Table Tests on a Substandard RC Building Repaired and Strengthened with Post-Tensioned Metal Straps. Journal of Earthquake Engineering. 18 (2), pp. 187-213.
AuthorsGarcia, Reyes, Hajirasouliha, Iman, Guadagnini, Maurizio, Helal, Yasser, Jemaa, Yaser, Pilakoutas, Kypros, Mongabure, Philippe, Chrysostomou, Christis, Kyriakides, Nicholas, Ilki, Alper, Budescu, Mihai, Taranu, Nicolae, Ciupala, A., Torres, Lluis and Saiidi, M.
Abstract

The effectiveness of a novel Post-Tensioned Metal Strapping (PTMS) technique at enhancing the seismic behaviour of a substandard RC building was investigated through full-scale shake-table tests during the EU-funded project BANDIT. The building had inadequate reinforcement detailing in columns and joints to replicate old construction practices. After the bare building was initially damaged significantly, it was repaired and strengthened with PTMS to perform additional seismic tests. The PTMS technique improved considerably the seismic performance of the tested building. Whilst the bare building experienced critical damage at an earthquake of PGA=0.15g, the PTMS-strengthened building sustained a PGA=0.35g earthquake without compromising stability.

JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
Journal citation18 (2), pp. 187-213
ISSN1559-808X
1363-2469
Year2014
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
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Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2013.847874
Publication dates
PrintJan 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited29 Sep 2015
Accepted19 Sep 2013
FunderEuropean Community 7th Framework
Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published online first by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Earthquake Engineering on 04.10.13, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13632469.2013.847874.
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