Assessment of Strengthening Scheme of Existing Buildings Extended by Adding Additional Floors

Salim Al-Numan, Bayan (2016) Assessment of Strengthening Scheme of Existing Buildings Extended by Adding Additional Floors. Eurasian Journal of Science and Engineering, 2 (1). pp. 28-40. ISSN 24145629

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This study intends to analyze and design existing RC frames, of different concrete compressive strengths when extended by adding more floors to the existing buildings. It may be decided whether a strengthening scheme is feasible or not. In this work, analyses are made of 3 buildings of 14-stories with different compressive strengths in the first 6-floor columns for each building, extended to 16-stories frame by adding 2 stories of Normal weight concrete (NWC) or Steel. A case study is selected which is an existing RC buildings, and the owner requested 2 additional floors. It is assumed that the foundation system is capable of carrying the additional floors. First the capacity of the superstructures must be known, by using data obtained from the previous designs of the existing buildings. After extending the building by NWC or Steel, by using STAAD-pro, it has been shown that a considerable portion of the total number of columns in the superstructure of the existing building couldn’t carry the new loads due to the additional 2 floors, so in order to add two additional floors, strengthening scheme must be planned for the columns which require additional capacity. ACI Committee 318. (2014). Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete, ACI 318-14, Detroit: American Concrete Institute. Nilson AH, Darwin D, Dolan CW. (2010). Design of Concrete Structures (FourteenthEdition). New York: The McGraw Hill Companies. Wight, J. K., & MacGregor, J. (2012). Reinforced Concrete, Mechanics and Design (6th Edition). New York: Pearson.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Existing Building, Additional Floor, Strengthen
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Eurasian Journal of Science and Engineering > VOL 2, NO 1 (2016)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2020 11:44
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2021 08:19

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