Assessment and Strengthening of RC Structures

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Winter 2003
Teacher(s):
GIAN MICHELE CALVI
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
24/02/2003 – 28/03/2003

Assessment of seismic vulnerability of classes of buildings: force-based and displacement-based methodologies. Typical response of individual buildings: capacity design concepts, analysis of well designed buildings. Typical response of existing buildings: problems in analysis, damage and safety evaluation. Strength, deformation and dissipation capacity of elements and joints: flexural and shear problems, beam-column joints, infill panels. Assessment of global response: expected damage and failure modes, global strength, deformation and dissipation capacity, displacement based assessment methods. Strengthening of reinforced concrete buildings: modification of element and global response, redesign, safety re-evaluation.

Suggested readings:

  • FEMA 273: NEHRP Guidelines for Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington DC.
  • Paulay T. and M. J. N. Priestley, (1992): Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buidings, John Wiley and Sons.