Structural rehabilitation has globally become an urgent need due to both widespread construction obsolescence and more demanding requirements from modern construction codes, especially in earthquake-prone areas, where upgrading the existing constructions has become a primary goal. Increasing economic resources are employed for this purpose, based on the simple finding that rehabilitation is more sustainable than demolition and reconstruction in terms of energy saving, carbon footprint, and resident relocation. Thus, researchers in this field are pushed towards the development and investigation of advanced retrofitting and strengthening techniques that are, at the same time, efficient and affordable. This Special Issue collects selected innovative research studies on advanced methods for the structural rehabilitation of constructions. With this aim, 11 original articles are published, representing relevant contributions on innovative experimental, analytical, and numerical studies; novel strengthening techniques and design methods; and real case studies, including modern, historical, and archeological applications. The published papers are mainly focused on (i) the strengthening with FRP-based techniques of RC members; (ii) the strengthening with FRM, TRM and FRCM of masonry walls; (iii) new strengthening materials and techniques; (iv) seismic protection devices; (v) the protection of non-structural elements; (vi) cost–benefit analysis; (vii) conceptual design; and (viii) new developments in code making.

Advanced Methods for Structural Rehabilitation

Aprile A.
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2022

Abstract

Structural rehabilitation has globally become an urgent need due to both widespread construction obsolescence and more demanding requirements from modern construction codes, especially in earthquake-prone areas, where upgrading the existing constructions has become a primary goal. Increasing economic resources are employed for this purpose, based on the simple finding that rehabilitation is more sustainable than demolition and reconstruction in terms of energy saving, carbon footprint, and resident relocation. Thus, researchers in this field are pushed towards the development and investigation of advanced retrofitting and strengthening techniques that are, at the same time, efficient and affordable. This Special Issue collects selected innovative research studies on advanced methods for the structural rehabilitation of constructions. With this aim, 11 original articles are published, representing relevant contributions on innovative experimental, analytical, and numerical studies; novel strengthening techniques and design methods; and real case studies, including modern, historical, and archeological applications. The published papers are mainly focused on (i) the strengthening with FRP-based techniques of RC members; (ii) the strengthening with FRM, TRM and FRCM of masonry walls; (iii) new strengthening materials and techniques; (iv) seismic protection devices; (v) the protection of non-structural elements; (vi) cost–benefit analysis; (vii) conceptual design; and (viii) new developments in code making.
structural rehabilitation, advanced techniques, seismic retrofitting, structural strengthening
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