Seismic Retrofitting of Reinforced Concrete Beams with Baslt Fibre Mat
S.Durga Devi1, G.S.Thirugnanam2, T Aarthi3
1S. Durga Devi, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. G.S. Thirugnanam, Professor and Head, Department of Civil, Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Ms. T Aarthi, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, M.N.M Jain Engineering College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 07 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 December 2018 | Manuscript published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 20-22 | Volume-8 Issue-2C2, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.B10041282C218/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: Earthquake is one of the major disaster which is responsible for massive destruction of human life and materials. To reduce the impact of earthquake, all the important structures need to be effectively strengthened for improving the performance and life of the structure. RC structures often face modifications and improvement of their performance during their service life. This paper represents the change of Reinforced concrete structural components which are found to exhibit distress because of earthquake loading. In this research work, basalt fiber mat is used to wrap around the beam specimen and determining the load carrying capacity of the specimen.
Keywords: Retrofitting, Basalt Fiber Mat, Ultimate Load, Ductility Ratio.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures