Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Structures

  • Alper Ilki
  • Michael N. Fardis

Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Mete A. Sözen
    Pages 1-13
  3. Ahmet Yakut, M. Altuğ Erberik, Alper Ilki, Haluk Sucuoğlu, Sinan Akkar
    Pages 15-35
  4. Florin Leon, Gabriela M. Atanasiu
    Pages 61-76
  5. Christophe Mordant, Matt S. Dietz, Colin A. Taylor, André Plumier, Hervé Degée
    Pages 77-93
  6. Basheer H. Al-Gohi, Cem Demir, Alper Ilki, Mohammed H. Baluch, Muhammad K. Rahman
    Pages 95-114
  7. Veronika Shendova, Zoran T. Rakicevic, Mihail Garevski, Roberta Apostolska, Zivko Bozinovski
    Pages 115-154
  8. Pourang Ezzatfar, Barış Binici, Özgür Kurç, Erdem Canbay, Haluk Sucuoğlu, Güney Özcebe
    Pages 171-186
  9. Reyes Garcia, Iman Hajirasouliha, Kypros Pilakoutas, Yasser Helal, Yaser Jemaa, Maurizio Guadagnini et al.
    Pages 187-202
  10. Dionysios Bournas, Thanasis Triantafillou
    Pages 203-219
  11. Danish Ahmed, Mohammed H. Baluch, Muhammad K. Rahman, Alper Ilki
    Pages 221-242
  12. Andrea Prota, Marco Di Ludovico, Alberto Balsamo, Claudio Moroni, Mauro Dolce, Gaetano Manfredi
    Pages 243-260
  13. Michael N. Fardis, Antonis Schetakis, Elias Strepelias
    Pages 261-280
  14. Elias Strepelias, Xenophon Palios, Stathis N. Bousias, Michael N. Fardis
    Pages 281-301
  15. Christis Z. Chrysostomou, Nicholas Kyriakides, Martin Poljanšek, Fabio Taucer, Francisco Javier Molina
    Pages 303-328
  16. Hideto Kanno, Tetsuya Nishida, Jun Kobayashi
    Pages 341-354
  17. Ece Eseller-Bayat, Seda Gokyer, Mishac K. Yegian
    Pages 379-387
  18. Grigorios Tsinidis, Charles Heron, Kyriazis Pitilakis, Gopal Madabhushi
    Pages 389-406
  19. Charles Heron, Stuart Haigh, Gopal Madabhushi
    Pages 407-424
  20. Andreia Sofia Pedroso da Silva Marques, Paulo Alexandre Lopes de Figueiredo Coelho, Stuart Haigh, Gopal Madabhushi
    Pages 425-440
  21. Ahmed Mohammed Youssef Mohammed, Koichi Maekawa
    Pages 441-453
  22. Armando L. Simonelli, Luigi Di Sarno, Maria Giovanna Durante, Stefania Sica, Subhamoy Bhattacharya, Matt S. Dietz et al.
    Pages 455-475
  23. Panos Kloukinas, Augusto Penna, Anna Scotto di Santolo, Subhamoy Bhattacharya, Matt S. Dietz, Luiza Dihoru et al.
    Pages 477-493
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 495-497

About this book


In the past, facilities considered to be at the end of their useful life were demolished and replaced with new ones that better met the functional requirements of modern society, including new safety standards. Humankind has recently recognised the threats to the environment and to our limited natural resources due to our relentless determination to destroy the old and build anew. With the awareness of these constraints and the emphasis on sustainability, in future the majority of old structures will be retrofitted to extend their service life as long as feasible. In keeping with this new approach, the EU’s Construction Products Regulation 305/2011, which is the basis of the Eurocodes, included the sustainable use of resources as an "Essential Requirement" for construction. So, the forthcoming second generation of EN-Eurocodes will cover not only the design of new structures, but the rehabilitation of existing ones as well.
Most of the existing building stock and civil infrastructures are seismically deficient. When the time comes for a decision to prolong their service life with the help of structural and architectural upgrading, seismic retrofitting may be needed. Further, it is often decided to enhance the earthquake resistance of facilities that still meet their functional requirements and fulfil their purpose, if they are not earthquake-safe. In order to decide how badly a structure needs seismic upgrading or to prioritise it in a population of structures, a seismic evaluation is needed, which also serves as a guide for the extent and type of strengthening. Seismic codes do not sufficiently cover the delicate phase of seismic evaluation nor the many potential technical options for seismic upgrading; therefore research is on-going and the state-of-the-art is constantly evolving. All the more so as seismic evaluation and rehabilitation demand considerable expertise, to make best use of the available safety margins in the existing structure, to adapt the engineering capabilities and techniques at hand to the particularities of a project, to minimise disruption of use, etc. Further, as old structures are very diverse in terms of their materials and layout, seismic retrofitting does not lend itself to straightforward codified procedures or cook-book approaches. As such, seismic evaluation and rehabilitation need the best that the current state-of-the-art can offer on all aspects of earthquake engineering. This volume serves this need, as it gathers the most recent research of top seismic experts from around the world on seismic evaluation, retrofitting and closely related subjects.


Building Codes Earthquake Earthquake Resistance Seismic Assessment Seismic Design Seismic Rehabilitation Seismic Retrofitting Seismic Testing

Editors and affiliations

  • Alper Ilki
    • 1
  • Michael N. Fardis
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil Engineering FacultyIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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