Strengthening Techniques: Code-Deficient R/C Buildings

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Nowadays, many buildings need to be upgraded, especially in earthquake-prone areas, because of increased strength demands introduced by modern design codes or damage due to strong earthquakes. As a result, many techniques have been developed to improve the performance of the existing buildings. There is a wide range of applications of fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs) in the form of rebars, plates, and sheets for the strengthening of the existing buildings. These materials can be used for flexural and/or shear strengthening of existing structures, and a comprehensive description of this technique can be found in Essay 382,109 “Retrofitting and Strengthening of Contemporary Structures: Materials Used.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering
EditorsMichael Beer, Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou, Edoardo Patelli, Ivan Siu-Kui Au
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783642361975
ISBN (Print)9783642361975
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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