The scope of this study is to quantify the seismic behaviours in terms of load-deflection, ductility, stiffness degradation, and energy dissipation capacity of ¼ size three bay four storey RC in-filled frames with monolithic RC strips in the central bay. Further to retrofit, the partially damaged frame is strengthened with Ferro-cement followed by cement mortar grouting and the behaviour of both Control Frame (CF) and Retrofitted Frame (RF) is studied. The behaviour of in-filled RC frame mainly depends on the monolithic action of the whole system during ground motion. Here, the monolithic RC strip and infill acted as shear-wall in resisting the lateral load. The experimental results of the CF and RF are compared with the analytical results obtained by ANSYS software.
P.Sathiaseelan M.E (Struct) Ph.D is Professor and Head of Civil Engineering Department in PPG Institute of Technology Coimbatore since 2013. Formerly worked as Executive Engineer in JICA assisted Hogenakkal Water Supply Scheme. He has wide experience in the Design & Construction of water retaining structures & thorough in FIDIC Contract Conditions.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
RC Frames, Infill walls, Load-displacement, Seismic parameters
TECHNOLOGY / Environmental