Dikmen, Nese
Elias Özkan, Soofia Tahira
Davidson, Colin
Earthquakes strike without warning, even though they are known to recur. It is nonetheless difficult to mobilize resources to plan for them in advance, despite the high social and economic costs that can be anticipated, and despite the humanitarian obligation to provide quality and safe housing.


Estimation of earthquake insurance Premium rates Turkish catastrophe insurance pool case
TEMOÇİN, BÜŞRA ZEYNEP; Kestel, Sevtap Ayşe (2016-06-01)
Earthquakes are the natural catastrophes which have the highest unpredictability; destructive earthquakes appear less frequently in time and space. However, the financial impact of such earthquakes on human lives and economies is disastrous. The prediction on the occurrence of an earthquake in time, magnitude and location is expressed in terms of their joint probabilities. The estimation on the economic losses mainly depend on the properties of the structure. The variability in these variables makes it diff...
Estimation of earthquake damage probabilities for reinforced concrete buildings
Yücemen, Mehmet Semih (2003-05-13)
Due to uncertainties involved both in the occurrence of earthquakes and in structural response, earthquake damage prediction has to be treated in a probabilistic manner. In this study two statistical methods are presented for the prediction of potential seismic damage to low and mid-rise reinforced concrete buildings in Turkey. These methods are based on the utilization of damage probability matrices and reliability theory. The damage data compiled during recent earthquakes that occurred in Turkey are used ...
Comparison of Human Response Against Earthquake and Tsunami
Arıkawa, Taro; Güler, Hasan Gökhan; Yalçıner, Ahmet Cevdet (2017-12-01)
The evacuation response against the earthquake and tsunamis is very important for the reduction of human damages against tsunami. But it is very difficult to predict the human behavior after shaking of the earthquake. The purpose of this research is to clarify the difference of the human response after the earthquake shock in the difference countries and to consider the relation between the response and the safety feeling, knowledge and education. For the objective of this paper, the questionnaire survey wa...
Broadband ground motion simulation within Duzce city (Turkey)
Özmen, Ekin; Askan Gündoğan, Ayşegül; Kestel, Sevtap Ayşe; Department of Earthquake Studies (2019)
Earthquakes have more hazardous and devastating effects in populated areas. To prevent damage and reduce the risks, broadband records are collected to use in the seismic hazard assessment and engineering seismology. In areas with significant seismic activity and insufficient seismic networks, the simulated ground motions become more important. Broadband ground motion simulations are performed for 12 November 1999 Duzce earthquake. Deterministic simulations are performed for low frequency part and stochastic...
Comparison of loads in Turkish earthquake code with those computed statistically
Firat, Fatih K.; Yücemen, Mehmet Semih (2015-05-01)
In this study, earthquake loads are investigated statistically and compared with the nominal earthquake loads calculated according to the Turkish Earthquake Code, namely: "Specifications for Structures to be Built in Earthquake Areas". For this purpose, the "actual" mean load values estimated from statistical methods and the nominal load values computed according the Seismic Code are compared, with respect to some variations in the basic parameters, such as the importance factor, building height, site coeff...
Citation Formats
N. Dikmen, S. T. Elias Özkan, and C. Davidson, “COMPARISON OF POST-DISASTER HOUSING PROCUREMENT METHODS IN RURAL AREAS OF TURKEY,” OPEN HOUSE INTERNATIONAL, pp. 28–39, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: