Seismic retrofitting

The subsequent step after characterizing existing buildings from the seismic point of view, consists of developing appropriate retrofitting methods and to evaluate their impact on the structures. The investigation on the effectiveness of these strengthening interventions took place at connection and component level. In this section all relevant publications involving seismic retrofitting are reported.

Connection level

Masonry-to-timber diaphragms connections

Cavity wall ties

Component level

In-plane response of retrofitted masonry walls

In-plane response of strengthened timber diaphragms

Structural level