Study of the Seismic Behavior of Retrofitted Reinforced Concrete Buildings

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by Shunsuke Sugano, Takenaka Technical Research Lab, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice

Abstract: Over ten years experimental research in Japan on the seismic behavior of retrofitted reinforced concrete buildings is reviewed. Emphasis is put on the improved strength and/or ductility of frames and columns retrofitted with various construction techniques. The effectiveness of each technique is discussed based on existing test data. Analytical studies on the seismic behavior of an extensively retrofitted four-story building is also described.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Seismic tests | Concrete structures | Structural behavior | Rehabilitation | Seismic effects | Earthquake resistant structures | Building design | Load and resistance factor design | Japan | Asia

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