Improved InfillWalls and Rehabilitation of Existing Low-Rise Buildings

Karakale V.

Seismic Risk Assessment and Retrofitting, Ilki,A.,Karadogan,F.,Pala,S.,Yuksel,E, Editör, Springer, New-York, ss.387-426, 2009

  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Yayınevi: Springer
  • Basıldığı Şehir: New-York
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.387-426
  • Editörler: Ilki,A.,Karadogan,F.,Pala,S.,Yuksel,E, Editör


Abstract Five to 10% of buildings in earthquake prone areas, with structural deficiencies

and non-structural partitioning walls are expected to collapse totally during

a severe earthquake. Relying on the encouraging early test results, transforming a

selected number of non-structural partitioning walls to structural walls has been considered

as one of the realistic preventive measures if sufficient reliability is achieved

both experimentally and theoretically. The major part of the recent experimental

and theoretical works of The Structural and Earthquake Engineering Laboratory of

Istanbul Technical University (ITU) has been devoted to achieve better understanding

of the seismic behavior of brittle partitioning walls which are generally ignored

in the design, rehabilitation design or evaluation stages of ordinary low-cost, lowrise,

reinforced concrete relatively old buildings. In this chapter the complementary

tests and analytical works carried out for this purpose are summarized to come up

with a cost-effective prescriptive solution to prevent the total collapse of buildings.

The proposed retrofitting technique is exemplified through the mathematical models

of strengthened buildings offered by codes which are reviewed as well. The

experimentally developed data such as the modulus of elasticity of clay brick walls,

damping ratios, shear strength of improved partitioning walls and earthquake load

reduction factors are referred in the analyses.