The work on concrete frames highlights the need to combine structural element strengthening and weakening to achieve life safety, and the limitation of some common numerical approaches.
Complementary vulnerability studies show the effect of strengthening on large population of buildings in terms of fragility and loss functions.
The potential of using dissipative devices to reduce failure in masonry structures strengthened with ties is also demonstrated.
Tiziana Rossetto is a Professor in Earthquake Engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) at the University College London (UCL).
Dina D’Ayala is a Professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) at the University College London (UCL).
Professors D’Ayala and Rossetto co-direct EPICentre, an interdisciplinary centre for natural hazards resilience. They also run the MSc in Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management.
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