During the seismic events occurred in the last decades, the existing reinforced concrete (RC) building stock has often exhibited a significant brittle collapse of joints and secondary elements such as infill walls. A quite common strategy, in the attempt of mitigating this vulnerability, is the generalised implementation of strengthening interventions on the structural elements, even in the absence of a complete seismic assessment procedure. This paper presents some considerations about the effects induced by strengthening interventions involving the tying of the infill panels to the RC frame. Within this context, an appraisal of the actual displacement capacity and the possible alteration induced on the global collapse mechanism is provided. The analyses and discussion of results are presented with reference to an actual case study concerning a school building, which was part of a wide vulnerability assessment investigation performed in the Province of Foggia, Italy. In particular, seismic analyses performed using nonlinear static analysis procedures on the strengthened configuration and on the original structure are critically compared and discussed.
|Titolo:||The influence of infilled panels in retrofitting interventions of existing reinforced concrete buildings: a case study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2013.862726|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|