Advanced Materials and Seismic Retrofit Technologies

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Spring 2009
Teacher(s):
THANASIS TRIANTAFILLOU
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
09/02/2009 – 06/03/2009

Introduction to the use of high‐performance cement‐based materials and polymer composites in new construction: material properties and behaviour, design issues, applications. Review of conventional materials and techniques for member‐level and structure‐level retrofit of reinforced concrete (RC) and unreinforced masonry (URM) structures. Seismic retrofit with fiber‐reinforced polymers (FRP) and cement‐based composites: (a) Material properties, application techniques (externally‐bonded, near‐surface mounted and mechanically‐fastened composites), basis of design, retrofitting strategies. (b) Behaviour, mechanics and dimensioning of RC members retrofitted in flexure, shear/torsion and through‐confinement. (c) Behaviour, mechanics and dimensioning of URM subjected to in‐plane and out‐of‐plane loading. (d) Detailing, practical execution and quality control, durability. (e) Case studies and design examples.

Suggested readings:

Triantafillou, T. C. (2006). Strengthening and Seismic Retrofitting of Concrete and Masonry Structures with Composites. Lecture notes. Articles to be distributed by the Lecturer.

Notes:

Students will be given four problem sets and they will have to take a final exam.