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Background to the European seismic design provisions for retrofitting RC elements using FRP materials

Pantazopoulou, Stavroula J.; Tastani, Souzana P.; Thermou, Georgia E.; Triantafillou, Thanasis; Monti, Giorgio; Bournas, Dionysios; Guadagnini, Maurizio


Stavroula J. Pantazopoulou

Souzana P. Tastani

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Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering

Thanasis Triantafillou

Giorgio Monti

Dionysios Bournas

Maurizio Guadagnini


This paper is a comprehensive background document on the state of the art in European seismic design provisions which was assembled by fib committee 5.1 to support the development of design guidelines regarding the use of externally applied fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) materials in the seismic retrofitting of reinforced concrete structures. In the context of developing design guidelines, the underlying mechanistic models that support the derivation of provisions were assembled following critical evaluation of the existing proposals and with careful reference to the experimental evidence available, the comparative assessment of past models in the literature and requirements established from first principles.


Pantazopoulou, S. J., Tastani, S. P., Thermou, G. E., Triantafillou, T., Monti, G., Bournas, D., & Guadagnini, M. (2016). Background to the European seismic design provisions for retrofitting RC elements using FRP materials. Structural Concrete, 17(2), 194-219. doi:10.1002/suco.201500102

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 8, 2015
Online Publication Date Dec 11, 2015
Publication Date Jun 30, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 3, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jan 14, 2019
Journal Structural Concrete
Print ISSN 1464-4177
Publisher Ernst und Sohn
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 2
Pages 194-219
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