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Case Studies 2

Case Studies on Conservation and Seismic Strengthening/Retrofitting of Existing Structures, by Andreas Lampropoulos (Video)

ISBN 978-3-85748-173-4. Format: 170 x 240 mm. Published: January 2020. 224 Pgs.

Recent earthquakes have demonstrated that despite the continuous developments of novel materials and new strengthening techniques, the majority of the existing structures are still unprotected and at high seismic risk. The repair and strengthening framework is a complex process and there are often barriers in the preventative upgrade of the existing structures related to the cost of the applications and the limited expertise of the engineers. The engineers need to consider various options thoroughly and the selection of the appropriate strategy is a crucial parameter for the success of these applications. The main aim of this collection is to present a number of different approaches applied to a wide range of structures with different characteristics and demands acting as a practical guide for the main repair and strengthening approaches used worldwide. This document contains a collection of nine case studies from six different countries with different seismicity (i.e. Austria, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Nepal and New Zealand). Various types of structures have been selected with different structural peculiarities such as buildings used for different purposes (i.e. school buildings, town hall, 30 storey office tower), a bridge, and a wharf. Most of the examined structures are Reinforced Concrete structures while there is also an application on a Masonry building. For each of the examined studies, the local conditions are described followed by the main deficiencies which are addressed. The methods used for the assessment of the in-situ conditions also presented and alternative strategies for the repair and strengthening are considered.

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Contributing Authors

Andreas Lampropoulos (Editor), University of Brighton, UK; Christos Giarlelis, Equidas Consulting Engineers, Greece, Hamish McKenzie; Holmes Consulting, New Zealand, Evlalia Lamprinou, Equidas Consulting Engineers, Greece; Rob Presland, Holmes Consulting, New Zealand; Constantinos Repapis, University of West Attica, Greece; Alistair Boyce, WSP-Opus, New Zealand; Stephanos Dritsos, University of Patras, Greece; Engliang Chin Tonkin and Taylor, New Zealand; Dimitrios Baros, University of Patras, Greece; Gareth Morris, Holmes Consulting, New Zealand; Rakesh Dumaru, University of Porto, Portugal; Mark Browne, Holmes Consulting, New Zealand; Hugo Rodrigues, ESTG - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal; Kirsti Murahidy, Tonkin and Taylor, New Zealand; Humberto Varum, University of Porto, Portugal; Mike Jacka, Tonkin and Taylor, New Zealand; Enzo Martinelli, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno, Italy; Dimitrios Stefanoudakis, Civil Engineer, Austria; Ciro Faella, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno, Italy; Eftychia Apostolidi, Univ. of Natural Res. & Life Sciences, Austria; Emidio Nigro, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy; José Jara, Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolás, México; Carmine Lima, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno, Italy; Bertha Olmos, Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolás, México; Joe White, Holmes Consulting, Netherlands; Guillermo Martínez, Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolás, México.

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