In the present paper, the effectiveness of a High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete(HPFRC) jacket for the seismic retrofitting of existing RC corner beam-column joints is experimentally investigated. The results of cyclic experimental tests on full-scale corner beam-column sub-assemblies (two unretrofitted and two retrofitted) are presented and discussed in detail, focusing on the effectiveness of the adopted retrofitting technique. The RC specimens were designed with structural deficiencies typical of the Italian construction practice of the 70’s: use of smooth bars, inadequate reinforcement detailing, such as lack of stirrups in the joint panel, and hook-ended anchorage. The results underlined that the joint panel strength impairs the seismic response of the sub-structure with a drift at incipient collapse not greater than 2%. The results showed that the application of thin HFRC jacketing appears a promising technique to strengthen poorly-detailed RC joints since the jacket is able to increase significantly both the shear strength of the joint (up to 40%) and the ultimate drift of the sub-assembly (up to 6%) with a reduced joint damage.

HPFRC jacketing of non seismically detailed RC corner joints

RIVA, Paolo;BESCHI, Consuelo;
2015-01-01

Abstract

In the present paper, the effectiveness of a High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete(HPFRC) jacket for the seismic retrofitting of existing RC corner beam-column joints is experimentally investigated. The results of cyclic experimental tests on full-scale corner beam-column sub-assemblies (two unretrofitted and two retrofitted) are presented and discussed in detail, focusing on the effectiveness of the adopted retrofitting technique. The RC specimens were designed with structural deficiencies typical of the Italian construction practice of the 70’s: use of smooth bars, inadequate reinforcement detailing, such as lack of stirrups in the joint panel, and hook-ended anchorage. The results underlined that the joint panel strength impairs the seismic response of the sub-structure with a drift at incipient collapse not greater than 2%. The results showed that the application of thin HFRC jacketing appears a promising technique to strengthen poorly-detailed RC joints since the jacket is able to increase significantly both the shear strength of the joint (up to 40%) and the ultimate drift of the sub-assembly (up to 6%) with a reduced joint damage.
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2015
Riva, Paolo; Beschi, Consuelo; Metelli, Giovanni; Meda, Alberto
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