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Basic principles and main application techniques underlying the use of mixed technologies in the field of structural rehabilitation are shown and discussed in this paper. In particular, the current state-of-the-art on the combination of possible intervention techniques is pointed out, with particular emphasis on the possibility to improve the seismic performance of existing buildings. To this purpose, features of up-to-dated materials and techniques, including innovative strategies of seismic protection based on the dissipation of seismic input energy, are also addressed. Some practical examples of rehabilitation of existing works are presented and discussed, in order to highlight the potential of mixed technologies in structural restoration.

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Authors: MANDARA A, Department of Civil Engineering, Second University of Naples (IT);MUZEAU J P, Department of Civil Engineering, CUST, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand (FR);PERDIKARIS P, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos (GR);PIAZZA M, Dept. of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Trento (IT);SCHAUR C, A-MBT Application Centre Mixed Building Technology Ltd, University of Innsbruck (AT) A-MBT Application Centre Mixed Building Technology ltd., Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Bibliographic Reference: A paper published in "Improvement of buildings' structural quality by new technologies": Proceedings of the international seminar, Lisbon, 19 and 20 April 2002. EUR 20728. pp.37-54. Euro: 35
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ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5684-1
Record Number: 200327111 / Last updated on: 2003-11-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en