A comparative study on the strengthening of RC frames

Erdem I., Akyuz U., Ersoy U., Ozcebe G.

Workshop on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings, İzmir, Turkey, 13 May 2003, vol.29, pp.407-432 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 29
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.407-432
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In order to improve the behavior of buildings and in order to prevent total collapse, necessary amount of strengthening must be provided. The frame of the test specimen (1/3 scaled, 2-story, 3-bay) is detailed such that it has the common deficiencies of existing buildings in Turkey. Two types of strengthening techniques, namely introducing an infill RC wall, and CFRP strengthened hollow clay tile wall, are investigated. The test specimens are subjected to reversed cyclic quasi-static loading. By means of special transducers, axial force, shear force and bending moment at the base of the exterior columns are measured. Strength, stiffness, and story drifts of the test specimen are determined.