Design methodology for seismic upgrading of existing RC structures

G. E. Thermou, S. J. Pantazopoulou, A. S. Elnashai

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Abstract

A design approach for seisrnic upgrading of existing reinforced concrete (RC) buildings is developed. The basic objective of the procedure is to modify the response shape of the structure so as to achieve a near uniform distribution of interstorey drift along the building beight, thereby eliminating damage localization. Demand is established by use of yield point spectra whereas dimensioning and detailing is based on a displacement-based approach. The fundamental steps of the method are described in detail, including a systematic evaluation of employed assumptions and lirnitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKeep Concrete Attractive - Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2005
EditorsAdorjan Borosnyoi, Gyorgy L. Balazs
PublisherPublisbing Company of Budapest University of Tecbnology and Economics
Pages675-680
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9634208398, 9789634208396
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 fib Symposium on Keep Concrete Attractive - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: May 23 2005May 25 2005

Publication series

NameKeep Concrete Attractive - Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2005
Volume2

Other

Other2005 fib Symposium on Keep Concrete Attractive
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/23/055/25/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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