The Application of Buckling Reinforced Bracing and Shear Wall in Retrofitting of Existing Concrete Building

Document Type : Original Article


1 MSc in Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering,Islamic Azad University Bandar Abas Branch

2 BSc Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Shahid Montazeri University of Mashhad

3 Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University - South Tehran Branch


Vulnerable buildings and their rehabilitation are important problems for earthquake regions. In recent decades the goal of building rehabilitation and strengthening has gained different rehabilitation systems. However, most of these strengthening techniques disturb the occupants, who must vacate the building during renovation. Several retrofitting techniques such as addition masonry infill wall, application of buckling restrained braces and local modification of components has been studied in order to improve the overall seismic performance of such buildings. In response to many of the practical issues and economic considerations, engineers use often convergent unbuckling steel bracing frames as the lateral load resisting system during an earthquake.This kind of bracings increases the hardness and strength of concrete structures.The aim of the present study is the evaluation and comparison of seismic performance and retrofitting of an existing 7-storeys concrete structure with buckling restrained bracings and shear walls by nonlinear static procedure (NSP) and accordance with cod-361. The results show that the buckling restrained bracing, decreased drift to acceptable levels and Structure behaves on the life safety of performance level.


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