Seismic retrofitting of columns with lap-spliced smooth bars through FRP or concrete jackets

TitleSeismic retrofitting of columns with lap-spliced smooth bars through FRP or concrete jackets
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
Bousias S, Spathis L-A, Fardis MN
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
Volume11
Issue5
Abstract

The effectiveness of RC jacketing or FRP wrapping for seismic retrofitting of rectangular columns having smooth (plain) bars with 180° hooks lap-spliced at floor level is experimentally investigated. The relatively low deformation capacity and energy dissipation of five unretrofitted columns is found not to depend on lap length, if lapping is not less than 15 bar-diameters. Six columns cyclically tested up to ultimate deformation after RC concrete jacketing demonstrate force and deformation capacity and energy dissipation sufficient for earthquake resistance, regardless of the presence or length of lap splicing in the original column. Another ten columns cyclically tested to ultimate deformation after wrapping of the plastic hinge region with CFRP show that FRP wrapping of the splice region is more effective than concrete jackets for enhancement of the deformation and energy dissipation capacity of old-type columns with smooth bars lap-spliced at floor level, provided that wrapping extends over the member length sufficiently to preclude plastic hinging and early member failure outside the FRP-wrapped length of the column.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13632460601125714
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