Alireza Zabihi

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Alireza Zabihi

Alireza is currently a PhD candidate in the department of civil and construction engineering at Swinburne University of Technology. Alireza’s PhD is researching recent earthquakes worldwide and how they have shown the poor performance of limited-ductile reinforced concrete frame buildings. Alireza’s research aims to offer a less-invasive and more architecturally favourable retrofitting technique to enhance the seismic behaviour of the beam-column joint and accordingly whole structure.

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Recent earthquake events worldwide have shown the poor performance of limited-ductile reinforced concrete frame buildings, whilst exterior beam-column joint is usually the weakest link in this kind of buildings. This research aims to offer a less-invasive and more architecturally favourable retrofitting technique to enhance the seismic behaviour of the beam-column joint and accordingly whole structure.

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