Introduction to Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings
A Civil Engineering Course by Hamid ElDarwich, Civil Engineerig Philosophy Founder:
Seismic Rehabiliation is the modfication of present construction to make it extra resistant to earthquakes. During the unergrad research, engineers spend their time studying concerning the design of buildings relatively than sustaining or rehabilitating the present construction.
In this minicourse, I’ll cowl some the strategies that can be utilized for seismic rehabiliation of Rreinforced Concrete Buildings; this course is supposed to be solely a fundamental course as a result of every technique I can be overlaying desevres an entire course by itself; I’ve summarized the essential ideas about these strategies that the engineers want to know in case they’re assigned a rehabiliation undertaking.
The strategies that can be lined are:
– Base Isolation,
– TMD (Tuned Mass Damper)
– CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer) Wrapping
– Steel Jacketing
– Adding New Structural Elements
– Adding Supplemtary Dampers
– Slosh Tanks
Finally, I’ll present a comparability between these strategies per undertaking foundation; this comparability will assist the engineer resolve when to use this or that technique for a particular undertaking.
- Engineering & Architecture Undergraduate Students