Seismic Retrofitting: Reinforced Concrete (RC) shear wall versus Reinforcement of RC element by Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) using PUSHOVER analysis

Yahya RIYAD, Benaissa KISSI, Ibrahim MRANI, M.A. Parron, R.C.M. Dolores


Seismic retrofitting of constructions vulnerable to earthquakes is a current problem of great political and social relevance. During the last sixty years, moderate to severe earthquakes have occurred in Morocco (specifically in Agadir 1960 and Hoceima 2004). Such events have clearly shown the vulnerability of the building stock in particular and of the built environment in general. Hence, it is very much essential to retrofit the vulnerable building to cope up for the next damaging earthquake. In this paper, the focus will be on a comparative study between two techniques of seismic retrofitting, the first one is a reinforcement using carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) applied to RC elements by bonding , and the second one is a reinforcement with a shear wall. For this study, we will use a non-linear static analysis -also known as Pushover analysis - on a reinforced concrete structure consisting of beams and columns, and composed from eight storey with a gross area of 240 m², designed conforming to the Moroccan Seismic code[1].


Seismic retrofitting; Carbon fiber reinforced polymer; Pushover analysis; Share wall

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