Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Reinforced Concrete School Buildings in Turkey

Mazılıgüney, Levent
The walk-down and preliminary seismic vulnerability assessment procedures for low-to-mid-rise RC school buildings are examined by detailed analysis. The correlation of significant damage-inducing parameters and the performance is studied by using results obtained from detailed analysis. The databases of the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning and the Governorship of İstanbul are used for this study. 321 RC School buildings that were assessed using the 2007 Turkish Earthquake Code were employed. The parameters used for walk-down and preliminary analysis methods are analyzed statistically for the databases used. A representative database of buildings consisting of 36 buildings from different heights was formed. All 36 RC school buildings are also analyzed by 2013 and 2019 versions of Urban Renewal Law and 2007 and the new (2018) version of the Turkish EQ Code. Fragility analysis for 3, 4, and 5-story RC school buildings are studied, and Fragility Curves are formed using both bilinear and stiffness and strength degradation (Modified Clough) material models. Obtained F.C.s are validated by the observed performance data of RC school buildings after 2003 Bingöl EQ F.C.s are formed for repeated EQs. Therefore, the study provides a wide and reliable database for seismic vulnerability assessment of RC school buildings in Turkey.


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Citation Formats
L. Mazılıgüney, “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Reinforced Concrete School Buildings in Turkey,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2020.