Modern and historic structures' failure modes with regards to design mistakes strength depreciation and nature's forces

2015-09-07
Building structures, regardless from being historic or contemporary, has always sought a basic balance between material capacity and effects of loads on the members. Recently engineer face challenges with longer spans, taller buildings, deeper excavations, but sometimes the most basic violated principles would cause collapses and human losses. Additional challenges are faced by natural disasters occurring more frequent and severe probably exceeding specifications and guidelines. This presentation discusses design principles and assumptions being violated by nature’s forces, giving practical examples from observed collapses. Interesting case study collapses include millenniums old historic structures, early 20th century structures, and modern – new build structures. Emphasis will be given on how the damages occur and if they can be prevented. Strengthening techniques and basic interventions to overcome existing weaknesses and disadvantages will be discussed.
Citation Formats
A. Türer, “Modern and historic structures’ failure modes with regards to design mistakes strength depreciation and nature’s forces,” Seul, Güney Kore, 2015, p. 15, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: http://www.wseas.org/main/books/2015/Seoul/ERG.pdf.