Advanced Materials and Seismic Retrofit Technologies
Instructor: Triantafillou Thanasis
Course code: A16011
Course content:

  1. Introduction to the use of high-performance cement-based materials and polymer composites in new construction: material properties and behaviour, design issues, applications.
  2. Review of conventional materials and techniques for member-level and structure-level retrofit of reinforced concrete (RC) and unreinforced masonry (URM) structures.
  3. 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.

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