@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9388,
	  title     = {Seismic Rehabilitation of R/C Buildings Designed with Earlier Technical Standards},
	  author    = {Stefano Sorace and  Gloria Terenzi},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {The seismic rehabilitation designs of two reinforced
concrete school buildings, representative of a wide stock of similar
edifices designed under earlier editions of the Italian Technical
Standards, are presented in this paper. The mutual retrofit solution
elaborated for the two buildings consists in the incorporation of a
dissipative bracing system including pressurized fluid viscous springdampers
as passive protective devices. The mechanical parameters,
layouts and locations selected for the constituting elements of the
system; the architectural renovation projects developed to properly
incorporate the structural interventions and improve the appearance
of the buildings; highlights of the installation works already
completed in one of the two structures; and a synthesis of the
performance assessment analyses carried out in original and
rehabilitated conditions, are illustrated. The results of the analyses
show a remarkable enhancement of the seismic response capacities of
both structures. This allows reaching the high performance objectives
postulated in the retrofit designs with much lower costs and
architectural intrusion as compared to traditional rehabilitation
interventions designed for the same objectives.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {11},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {944 - 953},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9388},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/71},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 71, 2012},