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This paper addresses the issue of seismic repair and retrofit of existing structures and presents a few typical examples of full-scale models of buildings repaired and retrofitted with fibre composite materials. These models were subjected to earthquake input motions and their earthquake performance was compared to the performance of the original structures. It is anticipated that, in general, improved behaviours were achieved. However, it is recognized that design of the retrofitting schemes requires a sounder scientific and technical basis.

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Authors: PINTO A ET AL, JRC, IPSC, ELSA, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: The International Conference on Composites in Construction. Held in: Porto (PT), 10-12 October 2001
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