It is already generally acceptable that a reinforced concrete building may securely resist the design earthquake if it may locally perform plastic deformations and avoid at the same time brittle failures. Main concern of the modern designer is post-elastic behaviour, ductility, criteria of brittle fracture and design or redesign (strengthening) strategy. The above considerations are also valid for a new building, that is designed in accordance with the current regulations for a reduced seismic action.
ISBN (Greek Edition): 978-960-86306-6-6
Author: Antonis P. Kanellopoulos
Publisher: Antonis P. Kanellopoulos
The second part of this book “Ductility and fracture of reinforced concrete members” is based on the doctoral thesis “Zum unelastischen Verhalten und Bruch von Stahlbeton“, ETH Zürich, 1986, downloadable also from this site.
There are many references till today, from famous specialists, mainly professors and researchers, regarding the theories presented in the thesis “Zum unelastischen Verhalten und Bruch von Stahlbeton“, ETH Zürich, 1986.
The ideas presented in the thesis have been extended and applied in a wide range of practical problems, as someone can study in the book “Earthquake Resistant Design and Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Buildings“, cubus Hellas Ltd, 2007, downloadable also from this site. Multiple applications are presented in the book “Structural Design, Earthquake Resistance and Strengthening“, cubus Hellas Ltd, 2019, downloadable also from this site, covering almost any type of building, especially in areas of high seismicity.
The most comprehensive references are listed below:
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