Seismic Performance of Masonry Buildings Subjected to Synthetic Ground Motions



Seismic performance of masonry buildings subjected to synthetic ground motions
Koç, Ahmet Bahadır; Erberik, Murat Altuğ; Department of Civil Engineering (2019)
Over the centuries, strong seismic activities have occurred with uncertain frequencies in the world which caused earthquake-prone regions to be severely influenced in terms of structural damage and economic losses. Therefore, seismic assessment approaches have been developed to minimize the vulnerability of structures, to carry out pre-earthquake mitigation planning and to mitigate economic losses. This study mainly focuses on the performance estimation of unreinforced masonry (URM) structures using synthet...
Seismic behavior of autoclaved aerated concrete low rise buildings with reinforced wall panels
Gökmen, Furkan; Binici, Barış; Canbay, Erdem (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2019-07-01)
Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) wall panels are more commonly used to construct load-bearing walls in low-rise prefabricated buildings located in seismic zones. In the scope of this study, the seismic response of buildings constructed with reinforced AAC wall panels was investigated. To this end, an in situ test was conducted on a two-story test building under reversed cyclic displacement excursions. It was determined that the test building could carry a lateral load of 60% more than its weight...
Seismic behavior of autoclaved aerated concrete reinforced vertical panel buildings
Gökmen, Furkan; Binici, Barış; Department of Civil Engineering (2017)
In this study, the seismic behavior of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) reinforced panel walls and buildings was investigated. The structural members were investigated under cyclic lateral loading and axial load and the results were compared with the previous tests. The main objective of this study was to provide recommendations for nonlinear analysis of the reinforced AAC panel walls and buildings. OpenSees plat-form was chosen as the computational platform. The walls were modeled with fiber sections. The...
Seismic performance of multisimple-span bridges retrofitted with link slabs
Caner, Alp; Zia, P. (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2002-03-01)
During earthquakes multisimple-span bridges are vulnerable to span separation at their expansion joints. A common way of preventing unseating of spans is to have cable or rod restrainers that provide connections between adjacent spans. Alternatively, dislocation of the girders can be controlled with a link slab that is the continuous portion of the bridge deck between simple spans. Seismic retrofit with link slab should be more cost-effective than the existing methods when it is performed during redecking o...
Seismic behavior of vertical reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) panel walls
Taghipour, Armin; Canbay, Erdem; Binici, Barış; Department of Civil Engineering (2016)
In this study, the in-plane seismic behavior of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) vertical load-bearing wall panels is examined. Because of the complex behavior of AAC shear walls under cyclic lateral loading and axial load, the design provisions are fundamentally important. The main objective of this study is to validate proposed design provisions for AAC structures in Turkey. Six specimens with different properties and geometries were constructed and tested at Structural Mechanics Laboratory of METU. Mech...
Citation Formats
A. B. Koç, M. A. Erberik, A. Askan Gündoğan, and S. Karim Zadeh Naghshineh, “Seismic Performance of Masonry Buildings Subjected to Synthetic Ground Motions,” 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: