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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 13, Number 1, January 2002, pages 17-34

Seismic repair of exterior R/C beam-to-column joints using two-sided and three-sided jackets
Alexander G. Tsonos (Greece)

    The use of local two-sided and three-sided jacketing for the repair and strengthening of reinforced concrete beam-column joints damaged by severe earthquakes is investigated experimentally and analytically. Two exterior beam-column joint specimens (O-1 and O-2) were submitted to a series of cyclic lateral loads to simulate severe earthquake damage. The specimens were typical of existing older structures built in the 1960s and 1970s. The specimens were then repaired and strengthened by local two-sided or three-sided jacketing according to UNIDO Manual guidelines. The strengthened specimens (RO1 and RO2) were then subjected to the same displacement history as that imposed on the original specimens. The repaired and strengthened specimens exhibited significantly higher strength, stiffness and better energy dissipation capacity than the original specimens.
Key Words
    beams (supports), buildings, columns (supports), damage, earthquake resistant structures, joints (junctions), lateral pressure, load (forces), reinforced concrete, repairs, shear properties, cement grout, strengthening
Tsonos AG, Aristotelian Univ Thessaloniki, Div Struct Engn, POB 482, GR-54006 Thessaloniki, Greece
Aristotelian Univ Thessaloniki, Div Struct Engn, GR-54006 Thessaloniki, Greece

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