Application of Steel Plates on the Retrofitting of Current Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams
Coupling beams are essential structural elements of reinforced concrete coupled shear wall to resist earthquakes and other lateral loads. But many current reinforced concrete coupling beams are insufficient in resisting lateral loads due to their bad ductility. So a test of retrofitting methods of deep coupling beams with steel plates since their good performance in the ductility and deformation was made to find ways of improving the ductility of the beams, and the results of this retrofitting method prove good because of the incensement of the ductility, deformation and strength of the beams.
C. Bei et al., "Application of Steel Plates on the Retrofitting of Current Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 721, pp. 714-719, 2013