Repair and Strengthening of Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures

Edited by
February 2024
326 pages
  • ISBN978-3-7258-0215-9 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-7258-0216-6 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Repair and Strengthening of Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Physical Sciences

It is crucial that we strengthen existing structures worldwide, especially in earthquake-prone areas. Recent earthquakes have highlighted the inadequacy of many existing structures, which have been damaged from previous powerful earthquakes and have been designed without code provisions or according to old code provisions that are now obsolete. Furthermore, the majority of existing buildings in low- and middle-income countries have been constructed using substandard materials and without application of code provisions; therefore, the structural vulnerability in these areas is highly concerning.Recently, there has been enormous development in novel construction materials that could be effectively utilised to protect existing structures and to enhance structural resilience. This Special Issue provides an overview of the latest scientific advancements in the development of novel technologies for durable earthquake-resistant Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures. These studies are focused on the development and application of innovative repair and strengthening techniques using novel composite and high-performance materials for the structural performance improvement and improved durability of existing RC structures.

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UHPFRC; strengthening; flexural strength; size effect; constitutive stress–strain model; numerical modelling; steel-reinforced polymer; strengthening of concrete; bonding strength; artificial neural networks; seismic assessment; retrofitting; existing road bridges; bridge assessment; Croatia earthquake; urgent strengthening; FRP; shear strengthening; average shear strength; effectiveness factor; inclination; fiber-reinforced polymer; lightweight engineered cementitious composites; numerical analysis; textile grid; repair and reinforcement; carbon reinforced concrete; bond behavior; bond mechanisms; profiling technology; tensile test; bond test; rubberized concrete; recycled steel fibers; rubber aggregate; End-of-life tire materials; strengthening; bridge widening; transverse stress; corrugated sheet plate (CSP); shrinkage and creep; settlement difference; parameter optimization; mechanical characteristics; polypropylene fiber; rubber tire aggregates; ultrasonic pulse rate; sustainable concrete; prefabricated construction; concrete-filled column; cementitious composite tube reinforcement; mechanical property; structure behavior; chloride migration; corrosion risk; chloride extraction time; electrochemical chloride extraction; reinforced concrete structures; repair; rehabilitation; textile-reinforced concrete (TRC); fiber/textile-reinforced concrete (F/TRC); textile fabric; short fibers; carbon textile; basalt textile; uniaxial tensile test; overlap length; pull-out; prestressed concrete box girder; concrete damage; steel bars and strand fracture; ultimate flexural bearing capacity; destructive test; repair and strengthening; seismic retrofitting; concrete jacketing; cyclic loading; shear equation; salt spray; wear resistance; impact resistance; surface coating; roller-compacted concrete (RCC); bond performance; bridge engineering; corrosion fracture; numerical simulation; secondary anchorage