The University of Sheffield
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Seismic Strengthening Of Rc Using External Lateral Post-tensioning

Supervisor: Prof Kypros Pilakoutas

Joint Supervisor: Dr Maurizio Guadagnini

A simple technique developed and patented by the University of Sheffield utilises metallic strips to repair and strengthen RC elements damaged by blast or earthquakes. This technique has been recently tested on the shake-table during the Bandit project on a full-scale two storey RC structure.

The project will investigate this technique both experimentally and analytically and develop models for its application in vulnerable buildings.

This project will be co-supervised by Dr M Guadagnini and Dr I Hajirasouliha.

This project is NOT FUNDED, although Departmental/University scholarships are available for applicants who can demonstrate strong evidence of research potential.

Pre-requisite qualification

MEng , MSc in Structural or Earthquake Engineering

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