The high vulnerability of existing reinforced concrete (RC) structural systems is often related to brittle failures of critical members. Field surveys and relevant scientific studies showed that unconfined and poorly detailed beam-column joints were not able to resist moderate-to-large seismic events. Several strengthening techniques have been proposed to improve the seismic capacity of existing RC beam-column joints. The effectiveness of composite materials, such as fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) systems, has been demonstrated by experimental tests on joint subassemblies and entire structural systems. This, along with the simplicity of installation, has strongly promoted the use of the composite material for seismic retrofit of RC structures. However, the large number of parameters affecting the mechanical behavior of FRP strengthened beam-column joints makes the development of reliable capacity models complex. In recent years several proposal have been advanced, but a simple and generalized formulation is still lacking. This paper presents a new strength capacity model to account for the strength increase provided by FRP systems in the seismic retrofit of poorly detailed corner joints. A large database of experimental tests has been analyzed to assess the accuracy of the proposed model. The simple theoretical approach and the use of experimentally determined parameters make this model suitable for practical applications.

Analytical model and design approach for FRP strengthening of non-conforming RC corner beam-column joints / DEL VECCHIO, Ciro; DI LUDOVICO, Marco; Prota, Andrea; Manfredi, Gaetano. - In: ENGINEERING STRUCTURES. - ISSN 0141-0296. - 87:(2015), pp. 8-20. [10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.01.013]

Analytical model and design approach for FRP strengthening of non-conforming RC corner beam-column joints

DEL VECCHIO, CIRO;DI LUDOVICO, MARCO;PROTA, ANDREA;MANFREDI, GAETANO
2015

Abstract

The high vulnerability of existing reinforced concrete (RC) structural systems is often related to brittle failures of critical members. Field surveys and relevant scientific studies showed that unconfined and poorly detailed beam-column joints were not able to resist moderate-to-large seismic events. Several strengthening techniques have been proposed to improve the seismic capacity of existing RC beam-column joints. The effectiveness of composite materials, such as fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) systems, has been demonstrated by experimental tests on joint subassemblies and entire structural systems. This, along with the simplicity of installation, has strongly promoted the use of the composite material for seismic retrofit of RC structures. However, the large number of parameters affecting the mechanical behavior of FRP strengthened beam-column joints makes the development of reliable capacity models complex. In recent years several proposal have been advanced, but a simple and generalized formulation is still lacking. This paper presents a new strength capacity model to account for the strength increase provided by FRP systems in the seismic retrofit of poorly detailed corner joints. A large database of experimental tests has been analyzed to assess the accuracy of the proposed model. The simple theoretical approach and the use of experimentally determined parameters make this model suitable for practical applications.
2015
Analytical model and design approach for FRP strengthening of non-conforming RC corner beam-column joints / DEL VECCHIO, Ciro; DI LUDOVICO, Marco; Prota, Andrea; Manfredi, Gaetano. - In: ENGINEERING STRUCTURES. - ISSN 0141-0296. - 87:(2015), pp. 8-20. [10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.01.013]
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