Seismic protection of existing buildings using weakening techniques
Reference persons GIAN PAOLO CIMELLARO
External reference persons Petros Sideris, Ast. Professor At Texas A&M, USA (https://engineering.tamu.edu/civil/profiles/sideris-petros.html)
Andrei Reinhorn, Professor SUNY, Buffalo, USA, http://engineering.buffalo.edu/civil-structural-environmental/people/faculty_directory/andrei-reinhorn.html
Research Groups http://engineering.buffalo.edu/civil-structural-environmental/people/faculty_dir, http://www.buffalo.edu/mceer/about.html, https://areeweb.polito.it/drsil/, https://peer.berkeley.edu/, https://staff.polito.it/gianpaolo.cimellaro/index.html
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL AND SIMULATION
Description A procedure to retrofit existing essential facilities subjected to seismic excitation is proposed. The main features of this procedure are to reduce maximum acceleration and associated forces in buildings subjected to seismic excitation by reducing their strength (weakening). The weakening retrofit, which is an opposite strategy to strengthening, is particularly suitable for buildings having overstressed components and foundation supports or having weak brittle components. However, by weakening the structure large deformations are expected. Supplemental damping devices however can control the deformations within desirable limits. The structure retrofitted with this strategy will have, therefore, a reduction in the acceleration response and a reduction in the deformations, depending on the amount of additional damping introduced in the structure. An illustration of the above strategy is presented here through an evaluation of the inelastic response of the structure through a nonlinear dynamic analysis.
Deadline 03/05/2021 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA