Retrofitting of a Damaged School Building: A Case Study
Shujaat Hussain Buch1, Muhammad Dilawar Bhat2
1Shujaat Hussain Buch, Civil Engineering, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Srinagar, India.
2Muhammad Dilawar Bhat, Engineer, Sarva, Shiksha, Abhiyan, Srinagar, India.
Manuscript received on May 21, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on June 02, 2014. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2014. | PP: 334-338 | Volume-3, Issue-5, June 2014. | Retrieval Number: E3069063514/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: A three story damaged school building which has developed multiple cracks in floor slabs is investigated and analyzed. The building vertical load paths are determined and failure patterns studied. The retrofitting (strengthening) measures are worked out. The building is provided with suitable strengthening features to limit the damage and prevent future damages.
Keywords: Cracks, retrofit, Strengthening, yield-line.