Shake table tests on deficient RC buildings strengthened using post-tensioned metal straps

Reyes Garcia*, Iman Hajirasouliha, Kypros Pilakoutas, Yasser Helal, Yaser Jemaa, Maurizio Guadagnini, Mihail Petkovski, Philippe Mongabure, Mihaela Anca Ciupala, Nicholas Kyriakides, Christis Z. Chrysostomou, Alper Ilki, M. Saiid Saiidi, Lluis Torres, Nicolae Taranu, Mihai Budescu

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The European research project BANDIT investigated the effectiveness of a novel Post-Tensioned Metal Strapping (PTMS) strengthening technique at improving the seismic performance of deficient RC buildings using shake table tests. A full-scale two-story structure was designed with inadequate reinforcement detailing of columns and beam-column joints so as to simulate typical deficient buildings in Mediterranean and developing countries. Initial shaking table tests were carried out until significant damage was observed in the beam-column joints.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Structures
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319004570
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameGeotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
ISSN (Print)1573-6059
ISSN (Electronic)1872-4671

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Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014`


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] for access to CEA (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives) under grant agreement n° 227887 [SERIES]. The first author gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by CONACYT and partial support by DGRI-SEP. The authors gratefully acknowledge Thierry Chaudat from EMSI laboratory for his contribution at the early stages of the project. The strengthening was performed by Nuvia Travaux Spéciaux.

FundersFunder number
Nuvia Travaux Spéciaux
Seventh Framework Programme
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives227887


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