- Vibration Testing of an Epoxy-Repaired Reinforced Concrete Test Structure.
- Owen, G. N.; Egbuonye, I. O.; Kustu, O.; Scholl, R. E.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.,
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- Results are presented of a study of a full-scale, four-story reinforced concrete structure that was damaged by forced vibration and repaired by the epoxy-injection method. The structure was retested with low-amplitude vibrations, followed by forced vibrations. The damage to the epoxy-repaired structure was similar to that sustained by the original structure but the damage was less severe and the cracking was more widely distributed. Findings reveal that, for low-amplitude motions, the epoxy-repaired structure was slightly less stiff than the original undamaged structure. As the amplitude of the structure's response increased, the difference between the epoxy-repaired structure and the original structure decreased. At large deflections associated with severe damage, the epoxy-repaired structure was stiffer than the original structure.
- Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Seismic design; Earthquakes; Vibration; Epoxy reinforcement; Reinforced concrete; Epoxy compounds; Stiffness methods; Dynamic structural analysis