عنوان مقاله [English]
SIMCON is a novel high performance material. This material has a high volume fraction of fiber, which has been mixed with mortar and aggregate. Structural behavior of this mixture induces strain hardening behavior under uniaxial tension. This behavior is the most important property of high performance material. Mechanical properties of this material, such as bending strength, ductility, toughness and crack width are more desirable than those of conventional fiber reinforced concrete. Moreover, using this material induces no constructional problem and can be used to repair, retrofit and construction of earthquake resistant buildings with high strength and ductility. In this research, with respect to advantage of SIMCON material, retrofitting of beam-column connection of RC frame with SIMCON material is evaluated. Verification is carried out comparing experimental and numerical model results for beam-column connection using OPENSEES software. The hysteretic behavior of experimental and numerical results shows good agreement in the form of the maximum force and dissipated energy for the two specimens. Three 2D frames with 4, 7 and 10 stories have been developed for the study. These frames have non-seismic details in their joints. Effect of retrofitted joints in general behavior of retrofitted frames is evaluated and compared with non-retrofitted frames using nonlinear static (pushover) analysis. Results from pushover analysis show increase of lateral strength, ductility and ultimate displacement of the retrofitted frame compared to those of non-retrofitted frames. Evaluation of results shows that the ductility of retrofitted frames has been increased by 39% to 48% compared to similar non-retrofitted frames. Moreover, lateral strength for retrofitted frames has been increased by 50% to 57% compared to similar non-retrofitted frames. Assessment of nonlinear time history results obtained by applying seven earthquake records shows that the average maximum roof displacement for retrofitted frames has been decreased by 14% to 21% compared to the similar non-retrofitted frames. Furthermore, the average maximum base shear for retrofitted frames has been increased by 25% to 30% compared to similar non-retrofitted frames. The average maximum story drift ratio for retrofitted frames has been decreased by 42% to 47% compared to similar non-retrofitted frames.