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Retrofitting Design of Building Structures

1st Edition

Edited by Xilin Lu

CRC Press

176 pages | 120 B/W Illus.

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Retrofitting of building structures, including maintenance, rehabilitation, and strengthening, is not only an important issue in urban construction and management, but also a frequent problem to structural engineers in property management disciplines. Based on the contributors’ hands-on experience, Retrofitting Design of Building Structures covers structural retrofitting practices, the basic principles of structural analysis and design, and various innovatively-used structural codes for the design, assessment, and retrofitting of building structures using newly-developed technologies worldwide.

Beginning with the procedure of structural retrofitting, this book gradually introduces the significance of structural retrofitting; the inspection methods for structural materials, structural deformation, and damages; retrofitting design methods and construction requirements of various structural systems; and practical examples of structural retrofitting design and construction. In the introduction of various examples, it emphasizes not only conceptual design, but also constructional procedure design, so that a structural retrofitting design work should be completed by both structural analysis and detailed constructional measures. The book provides a complete resource for experienced professionals as well as teachers and students.

Table of Contents


The Significance of Structural Retrofitting

The Retrofitting Procedure of Building Structures

The Principles of Retrofitting Design for Building Structures

Inspection and Evaluation of Building Structures


Inspection for Mechanical Performance of Structural Material

Inspection for Reinforcement Disposition in Concrete Members

Deformation Inspection for Structures and Members

Structural Reliability Assessment

Retrofitting Design of RC Structures


Retrofitting of RC Beams and Slabs

Concrete Column Retrofitting

Retrofitting of Concrete Roof Trusses

Retrofitting Design of Masonry Structures


Repairing and Strengthening of Wall Cracks

Retrofitting of the Wall: Lack of Load-bearing Capacity

Retrofitting of Brick Columns for Bearing Capacity Deficiency

Retrofitting of Wall between Windows

Methods for Strengthening the Integrity of Masonry Structures

Retrofitting Methods for Connections between Masonry Members

Retrofitting Design of Wood Structures


Retrofitting of Wooden Beams

Retrofitting of Wooden Roof Trusses

Retrofitting of Wooden Columns

Retrofitting of Other Wooden Components

Seismic Retrofitting of Wood Structure Buildings


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