Externally applied retrofit system for existing masonry buildings subject to progressive collapse

A. Kousgaard, E. Erdogmus

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Abstract

This study proposes the design of a cost effective retrofit method for progressive collapse that can be externally applied to existing masonry structures. An existing load-bearing masonry wall structure was investigated for progressive collapse resistance considering various wall-opening scenarios. Using commercially available finite element programs and the guidelines set forth by UFC 04-023-03, progressive collapse analysis was carried out on the macro model of the existing structure (i.e. entire building). Based on the deficiencies found, an externally applied retrofit system was then investigated using micro models of a deficient isolated wall with the appropriate boundary conditions. The analysis and design of retrofit carried out followed the relevant codes in United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages1883-1888
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138000612
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Sep 2 2013Sep 4 2013

Publication series

NameResearch and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013

Other

Other5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period9/2/139/4/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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