Performance-Based Assessment of Rammed Aggregate Piers

12th International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering


Performance based assessment of rammed aggregate piers
Çetin, Kemal Önder; Lale, Öner (null; 2015-09-17)
Within the confines of this paper, a normalized displacement-based capacity mobilization scheme is presented for rammed aggregate piers (RAP). For this purpose, field load tests, performed on 63 RAPs, in Turkey, were assessed. Site investigations at these sites revealed that generalized soil profiles are mostly composed of normally consolidated clay layers extending to a depth of 18 m. Below this depth, usually medium dense to dense sand / hard greywacke / very stiff to hard clay layers are present. A weigh...
Performance Evaluation of Internal Drains of Earthen Dams
Çalamak, Melih; Yanmaz, Ali Melih (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2018-12-01)
Seepage is always expected in earthen dams because they are made of porous materials. However, it should be always under control and its amount and pore-water pressures should be kept below acceptable limits. This can be satisfied by installing internal drains. This study reviews the characteristics of blanket, chimney, and toe drains and assesses their suitability and effectiveness for various material types and geometric characteristics in separate cases. Numerical simulations are conducted for steady-sta...
Performance Assessment of Turkish Residential Buildings for Seismic Damage and Loss Estimation
Un, Elif M.; Erberik, Murat Altuğ; Askan Gündoğan, Ayşegül (2015-04-01)
This study aims to present an integrated method in a probabilistic manner for seismic performance assessment of Turkish residential buildings, which can be used as a tool to estimate earthquake losses due to structural damage. In particular, the objective is to determine the performances of different types of residential buildings for predicting the potential seismic loss in terms of casualties (death toll) for a highly populated city in northwestern Turkey. The main phases of this study are seismic hazard,...
Performance evaluation of existing medium rise reinforced concrete buildings according to 2006 Turkish Seismic Rehabilitation Code
Düzce, Zeynep; Sucuoğlu, Haluk; Department of Civil Engineering (2006)
Linear elastic and nonlinear analysis procedures of 2006 Turkish Seismic Rehabilitation Code are applied to medium rise reinforced concrete buildings. In this study, four storey residential buildings are designed according to the 1998 and 1975 Turkish Seismic Design Codes, and the analysis procedures are verified on these case studies. In addition to these buildings, the analysis procedures are tested on an existing school building before and after retrofitting. The assessment procedures employed in the 200...
Performance evaluation of a three-storey unreinforced masonry building during the 1992 Erzincan earthquake
Sucuoğlu, Haluk; Erberik, Murat Altuğ (1997-03-01)
Seismic performance of a three-storey unreinforced masonry building which survived the 1992 Erzincan earthquake without damage is evaluated. Mechanical properties of the masonry walls have been determined experimentally by using identical brick and mortar used in construction. An accurate material model is developed for masonry and employed in a computer program for the non-linear dynamic analysis of masonry buildings. The analytical results based on measured material properties indicated that masonry build...
Citation Formats
K. Ö. Çetin and L. Öner, “Performance-Based Assessment of Rammed Aggregate Piers,” presented at the 12th International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, İstanbul, Türkiye, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: