Structural behaviour of ordinary RC bare and brittle partitioned frames with and without lap splice deficiency

Karadogan F., Yuksel E., Ilki A.

Workshop on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings, İzmir, Turkey, 13 May 2003, vol.29, pp.335-356 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 29
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-356
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In the framework of an experimental program supported by a NATO project, it is aimed to examine the performance of a new strengthening technique for existing buildings using FRP sheets. For this purpose, three preliminary 1/2 scale tests were carried out in Istanbul Technical University. Since lap splicing deficiency in columns has been selected as one of the major factors causing early collapse of buildings, two similar sets of one bay-two story specimens have been fabricated with and without lap splicing deficiency. The early results achieved at the end of tests, and the theoretical predictions are presented in this paper.