Fragility Based Assessment of the Structural Deficiencies in Turkish RC Frame Structures

Low–rise and mid–rise reinforced concrete (RC) structures, which constitute approximately 75% of the total building stock in Turkey, are focused in this fragility–based assessment. The seismic design of three, five, seven and nine story RC frame structures are carried out according to the current earthquake codes and two dimensional analytical models are formed accordingly. The uncertainty in material variability is taken into account in the formation of structural simulations. Frame structures are categorized as poor or superior according to the specific characteristics of construction practice and the observed seismic performance after major earthquakes in Turkey. The demand statistics in terms of maximum inter–story drift ratio are obtained for different sets of ground motion records. The capacity is determined in terms of limit states and the corresponding fragility curves are obtained from the probability of exceeding each limit state for different levels of ground shaking. The results are promising in the sense that the inherent structural deficiencies are reflected in the final fragility functions.
1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology


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B. Ö. Ay and M. A. Erberik, “Fragility Based Assessment of the Structural Deficiencies in Turkish RC Frame Structures,” presented at the 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: