Title: Seismic Retrofit of RC Frame Buildings with Masonry Infill Walls: Literature Review and Preliminary Case Study
Authors: GRIFFITH Mike
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC44166
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23289 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC44166
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to investigate possible seismic retrofit options for use in the seismic upgrade of a reinforced concrete frame building with brick masonry infill walls. The building is typical of a Mediterranean European country (e.g., Greece, Italy, Portugal) and while designed according to the state-of-the-art over 40 years ago, it does not meet the present day seismic design requirements and contains a number of now ¿well-recognised¿ seismic design deficiencies and problems. The overall aim of this project was to identify the optimal combination of retrofit options that would enable the building to meet the present-day ¿life-safety¿ performance criteria for buildings subject to a design magnitude earthquake. As part of this study, a detailed review of the broader literature in the area of seismic rehabilitation was undertaken in conjunction with a preliminary assessment of the building¿s seismic capacity.
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