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    • ISSN: 1793-8236 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title Int. J. Eng. Technol.
    • Frequency:  Quarterly 
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJET
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IJET 2018 Vol.10(2): 127-131 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2018.V10.1046

Effect of Infill Walls on the Seismic Performance of an Old Building

Uğur Albayrak, Eşref Ünlüoğlu, and Mizam Doğan

Abstract—The effect of the existence of infill walls on the earthquake performance of a structure is one of the main research areas in terms of seismic safety. This study present a performance based approach to the entrenched procedures for seismic design of buildings contained in standards as Turkish Seismic Code. In this manner, an existing 55 years old industrial R.C. building in Eskisehir, Turkey was modelled and performance-based seismic design deal with the verification of seismic performance uttered in terms of limit states defined in Turkish Seismic Code. Three dimensional finite elements modelling of the building was created based on the measurements and observations on site. SAP2000 was utilized to make earthquake analysis of the 3-D numerical model of the building. According to the results from the performance evaluation of entire building; the contribution of the infill walls to the strength and stiffness of entire structure can be easily demonstrated. These results from performance based design procedure indicate that infill walls in this building are the main reason why this insufficient building in terms of earthquake resistance has been survived for many years under effective earthquakes.

Index Terms—Infill walls, old building, performance based design, Turkish seismic code.

The authors are with Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Eskisehir, Turkey (e-mail: albayrak@ogu.edu.tr, esrefu@ogu.edu.tr, mizan@ogu.edu.tr).


Cite: Uğur Albayrak, Eşref Ünlüoğlu, and Mizam Doğan, "Effect of Infill Walls on the Seismic Performance of an Old Building," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 127-131, 2018.

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