Advanced Materials and Retrofit Technologies

Institution:
University of Patras
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Fall 2015
Teacher(s):
THANASIS TRIANTAFILLOU
Credits:
8
Date (from - to):
01/09/2015 – 29/01/2016
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 fibre-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.

Suggested readings:

  • Lecture notes.
  • Research papers.
  • ”Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures with Composite Materials (Fiber-Reinforced Polymers)”, T. Triantafilllou, Published by the author, 2004.