FE Modelling of the Seismic Behavior of Wide Beam-Column Joints Strengthened with CFRP Systems
AbstractA large share of reinforced concrete (RC) framed buildings is provided with wide beams being a type of beam allowing greater freedom in the architectural arrangement of interiors, beyond further advantage due to fewer formworks needed during the construction. Nevertheless, little attention has been devoted to the seismic vulnerability of this kind of framed RC buildings as well as to the study of strengthening systems purposely developed for wide beams and wide beam-column connections. Under these premises, this paper proposes simple strengthening solutions made by Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) systems able to effectively improve seismic capacity through feasible arrangement suitable in case a wide beam is present. On the basis of wide beam-column joints previously tested without strengthening system, detailed nonlinear finite element models were calibrated. Then, an FRP strengthening intervention based on a brand new arrangement was modeled in order to perform additional simulations under seismic actions. This way, the effectiveness of the strengthening intervention was assessed finding out that significant strength and ductility increments were achieved with a relatively simple and cheap strengthening arrangement. Additional research would be desirable in the form of experimental tests on the simulated wide beam-column joints. View Full-Text
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Santarsiero, G. FE Modelling of the Seismic Behavior of Wide Beam-Column Joints Strengthened with CFRP Systems. Buildings 2018, 8, 31.
Santarsiero G. FE Modelling of the Seismic Behavior of Wide Beam-Column Joints Strengthened with CFRP Systems. Buildings. 2018; 8(2):31.Chicago/Turabian Style
Santarsiero, Giuseppe. 2018. "FE Modelling of the Seismic Behavior of Wide Beam-Column Joints Strengthened with CFRP Systems." Buildings 8, no. 2: 31.
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