Earthquake performance of FRP retrofitting of short columns around band-type windows

Kocak A.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS, cilt.53, ss.1-16, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 53
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12989/sem.2015.53.1.001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-16


Due to design codes and regulations and the variety of building plans in Turkey, it is very often seen that band-type windows are left for ventilation and lightening of the basements of buildings which are used for various purposes such as workplaces and storage. Therefore when the necessary support measures cannot be given, short columns are subjected to very high shear forces and so damage occurs. One of the precautions to avoid the damage of short column mechanisms in buildings where band-type windows are in the basement is to strengthen the short columns with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP).