Carbon fiber reinforced masonary infilled reinforced concrete frame behaviour

Mertol, Halit Cenan
Seismic strengthening is a very important problem in Turkey. Because there are a lot of buildings which do not satisfy the code requirements. So a strengthening method must be found for this kind of buildings. And it must be an easily implemented method with minimum time consuming. But the most important subject in this method is to give the minimum disturbance to the user as the strengthening actions continue. In other words, the building must function properly as strengthening takes place. On the other hand, in Turkey, since a lot of buildings have brick masonry infill walls, the combination of giving minimum disturbance and brick infill walls reveals the aim of this research. In the tests carbon fiber reinforced polymer strengthening was used to achieve this aim. The implementation of this material is very easy and the strength is very high. So the combination of carbon fiber sheets and the masonry infill walls were used in this thesis. A behaviour like a shear wall behaviour was aimed with this combination. For this purpose, two two-story, one-bay, 1/3 scale reinforced concrete frames infilled with plastered brick masonry were constructed. These frames had poor concrete quality. The frames did not have confinement of the stirrups at the HIcolumn and beam ends. The frames were tested under the reversed cyclic loading. One frame was used as a reference frame (tested with no strengthening) and the other frame's only infill walls were strengthened over the plaster. At the end of the tests, strength, stiffness, energy dissipation and story drift characteristics of the specimens were examined. Since this research is only a small part of a greater research, the results are used as a basis for the following researches.
Citation Formats
H. C. Mertol, “Carbon fiber reinforced masonary infilled reinforced concrete frame behaviour,” Middle East Technical University, 2002.