Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

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Repair Method of Damaged Steel Framed Structures and Ultimate Seismic State of Repaired Steel Frames


Takumi Ito and Kenjiro Mori

Recently, a lot of building structures have been experienced severe natural disasters, and it was reported that various types of terrible collapse mode were occurred. And also, there are many discussions about repairability and recovery on damaged buildings over the world. In particular, there has been focused on new keyword ಯ Resilience ರ in any field including structural engineering. In Japan, a technical guideline for repairing damaged buildings has been established. However, the applicability and feasibility of repair method and recovery has not been well reported. Herein, to investigate the recovery and ultimate seismic state of repaired steel framed structures, experimental and analytical studies are conducted. Herein, the actual repairing technique for steel framed structure is suggested. During experimental study, the damaged steel member is reproduced by loading tests with consideration of past reports of mega-earthquake disasters. The next, the damaged portion is repaired by proposed method by use of steel-cover plate technique. After this repair process, the loading test is done again. And the recovery of structural performance is estimated by comparison of original and repaired state. From the test results, it is confirmed that the strength and ductility are improved after repair. Furthermore, the analytical model and restoring force characteristics of repaired steel member are suggested by observation of ultimate behavior during loading test. Here, the purpose on seismic design is to guarantee the overall failure mode formation on frames. So, the structural demand of strength and rigidity and column-to-beam strength ratio on repaired state are discussing analytically.


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