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Abstract

Advanced composites are emerging as promising materials for the seismic rehabilitation of civil engineering structures due to some of their characteristics, such as high tensile strength and good fatigue resistance. The effectiveness of the adoption of these materials in improving the mechanical behaviour of structures has been evaluated at the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) by performing static, cyclic and pseudodynamic tests on components and structures. In this paper an overview of the results of these experimental activities is presented.

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Authors: COLOMBO A, EC-JRC, Safety in Structural Mechanics Unit, Institute for Systems, Informations and Safety, Ispra (IT);NEGRO P, EC-JRC, Safety in Structural Mechanics Unit, Institute for Systems, Informations and Safety, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: Workshop: Mitigation of Seismic Risk Support to Recently Affected European Countries. Organised by: JRC Held at: Hotel Villa Carlotta, Belgirate (IT) Given on: 27-28 November 2000
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