Reducing the potential seismic damage of reinforced concrete frames using plastic hinge relocation by FRP

Cao, Vui Van and Ronagh, Hamid Reza (2014) Reducing the potential seismic damage of reinforced concrete frames using plastic hinge relocation by FRP. Composites Part B: Engineering, 60 688-696. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.12.048


Author Cao, Vui Van
Ronagh, Hamid Reza
Title Reducing the potential seismic damage of reinforced concrete frames using plastic hinge relocation by FRP
Journal name Composites Part B: Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-8368
1879-1069
Publication date 2014-04
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.12.048
Open Access Status
Volume 60
Start page 688
End page 696
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Due to its distinct properties, Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) has become the product of choice in many retrofitting applications of existing reinforced concrete structures. Relocation of potential plastic hinges using FRP can greatly improve the seismic resistant capacity of reinforced concrete structures and results in lower damage levels comparing to un-retrofitted frames if subjected to similar earthquake excitations. The aim of the current study is to quantify the effect of plastic hinge relocation on the potential damage of a reinforced concrete frame subjected to different seismic levels based on current seismic designs. The paper presents the reduced damage indices and quantifies the positive change on the damage states of the frame. The limitation of the technique is also discussed.
Keyword A. Carbon fibre
B. Damage tolerance
B. Plastic deformation
C. Damage mechanics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 31 December 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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