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A research project on assessment and retrofitting of R/C structures is currently being developed under the research programme of the ICONS TMR-research network. This paper presents and discusses the preliminary experimental results from a 4-storey bare frame representative of the common practise of 40-50 years ago in most south European Countries and devotes special attention to the study of a retrofitting solution based on bracing and rubber dissipaters, which intends to increase stiffness and damping reducing consequently the earthquake deformation demands.

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Authors: VARUM H, ISIS, JRC-Ispra (IT);PINTO A, ISIS, JRC-Ispra (IT);COELHO E, LNEC, Portugal (PT);CARVALHOE, LNEC, Portugal (PT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: (1999)
Availability: Available free of charge from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911692 / Last updated on: 1999-12-24
Original language: en
Available languages: en