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The effectiveness of the adoption of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers as a rehabilitation technique has been evaluated by a series of cyclic and pseudodynamic tests on a two-storey, two-bay RC frame designed as representative of non-ductile structures. The technique has been essentially restricted to provide confining action to the concrete within the critical regions. The results of the test are demonstrated that the use of CFRP can significantly increase the stiffness and ductility capacity of the frame. Important information concerning the mechanism of local confinement were also obtained.

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Authors: COLOMBO A, ISIS, JRC-Ispra (IT);NEGRO P, ISIS, JRC-Ispra (IT);CASTELLANI A, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Conferenza italiana di ingegneria sismica, Torino (IT), 20-23rd September (1999)
Availability: Available from Publications and Public Relations Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911304 / Last updated on: 1999-09-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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