Alternative Ferrocement Panels for Reinforcement of Reinforced Concrete Structures Damaged on the 6 February 2023 Turkey Earthquake

Hocaoğlu İ., Topçu İ. B., Öcal C.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Üniversitesi Fen ve Mühendislik Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.4, no.2, pp.111-121, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Most of the reinforced concrete framed buildings commonly used in developing countries are not secure against earthquakes. Studies on seismic performance of reinforced concrete framed 13 structures showed that; lateral stiffness often needs to be improved. In this study, in order to 14 rehabilitate the structures, performances of ferrocement panels can be used to strengthen the 15 existing hollow brick infill walls such that they act as cast-in-place concrete in fills improving 16 the lateral stiffness is researched. Ferrocement panels are not only to be as light as can be 17 carried by two people easily, but also from the low cost and usefulness against tensional and 18 loads point of view. Previous researches results indicated that strength, stiffness, energy 19 dissipation and story drift characteristics of the reinforced concrete framed building structures 20 can be rehabilitated by the eco-friendly, cost effective and practically applicable seismic 21 retrofitting technique that does not need evacuation of the building with these high-performance ferrocement panels.