A case study of a building in southern Italy, subjected to high degradation by corrosion and waiting to be assessed for retrofit interventions, is presented. The owner required modifications to the building configuration, including a new layout of the floors and retrofitting for a high level of seismic load. A double strategy of an assessment and retrofit was carried out: dynamic linear and static non-linear analyses were performed, and the results were compared. Afterwards, a global strategy of mass and stiffness redistribution was implemented together with different retrofit interventions on the foundations, columns, and beams of the framed structure, such as reinforced concrete and steel jacketing, the application of FRP plates and fabrics, new steel elements, and steel–concrete composite floors. The results of the intervention are discussed and the implications of corrosion on the structures are explored. From the results obtained, it is possible to see how the use of different techniques for strengthening and passive seismic protection strategy can allow engineers to obtain the result of structural adaptation to earthquakes with low-cost interventions. The widespread adoption of steel jackets, coupled with the construction of floors using a steel–concrete composite structure, grants a good confinement of the beam–column r.c. joints, together with the overall strengthening of the existing structure. The adoption of CFRP wrapping at the lower edge of the beams implies a limited increase in thickness and the limited interventions of partial demolition from the existing structural members. A critical review of the steel jacketing aspects in terms of bending and shear strengthening is reported by considering this technique in the form of a steel exoskeleton containing the damaged concrete structure, by confining concrete elements, and by increasing the performance for both gravitational and seismic loads.

Granata M.F. (2024). Seismic Retrofit of Concrete Buildings Damaged by Corrosion: A Case Study in Southern Italy. BUILDINGS, 14(4) [10.3390/buildings14041064].

Seismic Retrofit of Concrete Buildings Damaged by Corrosion: A Case Study in Southern Italy

Granata M. F.
2024-04-01

Abstract

A case study of a building in southern Italy, subjected to high degradation by corrosion and waiting to be assessed for retrofit interventions, is presented. The owner required modifications to the building configuration, including a new layout of the floors and retrofitting for a high level of seismic load. A double strategy of an assessment and retrofit was carried out: dynamic linear and static non-linear analyses were performed, and the results were compared. Afterwards, a global strategy of mass and stiffness redistribution was implemented together with different retrofit interventions on the foundations, columns, and beams of the framed structure, such as reinforced concrete and steel jacketing, the application of FRP plates and fabrics, new steel elements, and steel–concrete composite floors. The results of the intervention are discussed and the implications of corrosion on the structures are explored. From the results obtained, it is possible to see how the use of different techniques for strengthening and passive seismic protection strategy can allow engineers to obtain the result of structural adaptation to earthquakes with low-cost interventions. The widespread adoption of steel jackets, coupled with the construction of floors using a steel–concrete composite structure, grants a good confinement of the beam–column r.c. joints, together with the overall strengthening of the existing structure. The adoption of CFRP wrapping at the lower edge of the beams implies a limited increase in thickness and the limited interventions of partial demolition from the existing structural members. A critical review of the steel jacketing aspects in terms of bending and shear strengthening is reported by considering this technique in the form of a steel exoskeleton containing the damaged concrete structure, by confining concrete elements, and by increasing the performance for both gravitational and seismic loads.
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Granata M.F. (2024). Seismic Retrofit of Concrete Buildings Damaged by Corrosion: A Case Study in Southern Italy. BUILDINGS, 14(4) [10.3390/buildings14041064].
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