Modification and Strengthening of a Characteristic Reinforced Concrete Building in Patras, Greece
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The design and application of strengthening measures aiming to effectively counter possible weaknesses related to the extensive architectural modification of a characteristic reinforced concrete building is discussed in this chapter. Several balconies were removed as part of the architectural interventions. Externally bonded reinforcement consisting of steel and fibre reinforced polymer laminates was applied as an “answer” to possible changes in flexural stress of selected structural elements in the immediate area of the demolitions. A unique anchorage system was also designed and applied as an answer to the loss of development length of the main reinforcement bars of selected beams due to the removal of their cantilever parts.
externally bonded reinforcement (EBR) laminates flexural strengthening rebar anchor plates
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