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The preliminary experimental results from the tests on a 4-storey R/C frame structure are presented and discussed. The full-scale model is representative of the common practise of 40-50 years ago in most southern European countries. Special attention is devoted to the study of a retrofitting solution based on bracing and rubber dissipaters, which intends to increase stiffness and damping, reducing consequently the earth quake deformation demands.

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Authors: PINTO A, ISIS, JRC-Ispra (IT);VARUM H, ISIS, JRC-Ispra (IT);COELHO E, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Lisbon (PT);CARVALHO E, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Lisbon (PT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Abnormal Loading on Structures, City University, London (GB), 17-18th April (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
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