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DEVELOPMENT OF A HANDBOOK ON SEISMIC RETROFIT OF BUILDINGS IN INDIA (2006)
The Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, received a project on developing a Handbook on seismic retrofit of buildings. The Handbook will contain seventeen chapters covering different aspects of seismic retrofit. The first chapter is a stand alone chapter that explains the concepts of seismic design and retrofit in a language suitable for the lay man. Besides the introductory chapters, there are chapters on evaluation and retrofit of various types of buildings. The types of buildings cover non-engineered, masonry, reinforced concrete, steel buildings and historical and heritage structures. The geotechnical seismic hazards and retrofit of foundations are placed as separate chapters. Retrofit using fibre reinforced polymer composites, energy dissipation and base isolation devices are introduced. A chapter on quality assurance and control is included. This paper presents the content of the Handbook and the issues relevant to retrofit of buildings.
4th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering Taipei, Taiwan October 12-13, 2006
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India