Advanced Materials and Seismic Retrofit Technologies
Instructor: Triantafillou Thanasis
Course code: 6104
- Introduction to the use of high-performance cement-based materials and polymer composites in new construction: material properties and behaviour, design issues, applications.
- Review of conventional materials and techniques for member-level and structure-level retrofit of reinforced concrete (RC) and unreinforced masonry (URM) structures.
- Seismic retrofit with fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) and cement-based composites: (a) Material properties, application techniques (externally-bonded, near-surface mounted and mechanically-fastened composites), basis of design, retrofitting strategies. (b) Behaviour, mechanics and dimensioning of RC members retrofitted in flexure, shear/torsion and through-confinement. (c) Behaviour, mechanics and dimensioning of URM subjected to in-plane and out-of-plane loading. (d) Detailing, practical execution and quality control, durability. (e) Case studies and design examples.