REINFORCED CONCRETE PANEL DESIGN FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE SEISMIC BEHAVIOR OF THE FRAMES WITH INFILL WALLJournal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2013-03-02
Authors : Arife Akın Rıfat Sezer;
Page : 253-258
Keywords : Precast panel; strengthening; infill wall; RC Frame;
Strengthening methods applied frequently are the methods that require the temporary evacuation of the buildings. The method described in this study is a strengthening method applicable to the buildings having reinforced concrete frame system with hollow brick infill walls by not requiring any evacuation process. For this purpose, five panels with different geometric properties were designed and produced. In the scope of the study, the goal was to take the optimum decision about the subjects of design, production and easy applicability when the designed panel shapes had flat-surface or interlocking gear models. As a conclusion, it was observed that the flat-surface panels were produced and applied easier and more practical than the gear panels. Additionally, the aforementioned strengthening method was found to be easily applicable and economic in terms of manpower and time in comparison to the other traditional strengthening methods.
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