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Effect Of Structural Irregularities And Short Columns On The Seismic Response Of Buildings During Last Turkey Earthquakes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES010081

Volume

57

Pages

8

Published

2001

Size

1,362 kb

Author(s)

H. Sesigur, O.C. Celik, F. Cili, K. Ozgen

Abstract

Effect of structural irregularities and short columns on the seismic response of buildings during the last Turkey earthquakes H. Sesigiir, O.C. £elik, F. £ih, K. Ozgen Faculty of Architecture, Department of Theory of Structures, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey Abstract During the last eight years, Turkey hasexperienced many severe earthquakes: Erzincan earthquake (Mg=6.8) of March 13, 1992, Dinar earthquake (Ms=6.0) of October 1, 1995, Adana-Ceyhan earthquake (Ms=6.2) of June 27, 1998, Kocaeli earthquake (Mg=7.4) of August 17, 1999 and Duzce earthquake (Ms=7.2) of November 12, 1999. Most of them affected heavily populated city centers leading to huge loss of human life and economical crisis in the country. The last two earthquakes were rather catastrophic and affected a wide area in the Marmara region. This study mainly aims to evaluate the effect of structural irregularities and short columns on the seismic response of buildings during the last Turkey earthquakes, based on th

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