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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 49, Number 4, February25 2014, pages 523-536

Strengthening methods for existing wall type structures by installing additional shear walls
Lan Chung, Tae Won Park and Ji Hyun Hwang

    Before incorporating the earthquake-resistance design in design standard (1988) in South Korea, most of existing residential buildings were built without having lateral resistance capacity in addition to their structural peculiarity, such as exterior stair ways, exterior elevator room. For these reasons, the demands on retrofitting research for existing buildings arise recently and many retrofitting methods are proposed. These tasks are important to reduce the enormous economic loss and environmental issues. As the main purpose, this study was intended to examine the performance improvement in terms of ductility and strength in the wake of retrofitting and to suggest retrofitting details.
Key Words
    earthquake-resistance design; existing building; strengthen methods; seismic design; CSM
Lan Chung, Tae Won Park : Department of Architectural Engineering, Dankook University, 126, Jukjeon-dong, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 448-701, Republic of Korea
Ji Hyun Hwang : Structural Engineering Research Division, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, 2311, Daewha-dong, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 411-712, Republic of Korea

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