The research work presented in this paper deals with the seismic assessment of hol-low bridge piers strengthened with fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP). The scope of the strengthening is to overcome some common deficiencies derived from the use of non-seismic design rules, which can often lead to inadequate response when operating in cyclic loading. The strengthening design was studied by means of a parametric analysis considering different fibres and geometrical parameters applied to typical case studies. Quasi-static cyclic tests were performed on five 1:4 scaled piers designed according to old non-seismic Italian codes and strengthened according to the previous analytical study. Efficiency of FRP strengthening was evaluated by comparing the experimental results with those obtained in a previous experimental research performed on similar non-strengthened specimens. Base shear versus lateral deflection curves, dissipated en-ergy and collapse mechanisms comparison shows the achievable effectiveness once the debonding risk has been overcome.

FRP seismic retrofit of r.c. square hollow section bridge piers

PAVESE, ALBERTO;BOLOGNINI, DAVIDE;PELOSO, SIMONE
2004-01-01

Abstract

The research work presented in this paper deals with the seismic assessment of hol-low bridge piers strengthened with fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP). The scope of the strengthening is to overcome some common deficiencies derived from the use of non-seismic design rules, which can often lead to inadequate response when operating in cyclic loading. The strengthening design was studied by means of a parametric analysis considering different fibres and geometrical parameters applied to typical case studies. Quasi-static cyclic tests were performed on five 1:4 scaled piers designed according to old non-seismic Italian codes and strengthened according to the previous analytical study. Efficiency of FRP strengthening was evaluated by comparing the experimental results with those obtained in a previous experimental research performed on similar non-strengthened specimens. Base shear versus lateral deflection curves, dissipated en-ergy and collapse mechanisms comparison shows the achievable effectiveness once the debonding risk has been overcome.
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