Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Full-scale shaking table tests on a substandard rc building repaired and strengthened with post-tensioned metal straps

Abstract

The effectiveness of a novel Post-Tensioned Metal Strapping (PTMS) technique at enhancing the seismic behavior 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. While the bare building experienced critical damage at an earthquake of PGA = 0.15 g, the PTMS-strengthened building sustained a PGA = 0.35 g earthquake without compromising stability. © 2014 Copyright A. S. Elnashai.

Publication details

Year: 
2014
Publication type: 
Journal article
Awarded by: 
Journal / conference name: 
Journal of Earthquake Engineering
Awarded date: 
Volume: 
18
Issue: 
2
Start page: 
187
End page: 
213
ISSN: 
1363-2469