Effect of infill wall and wall openings on the fundamental period of RC buildings

KOÇAK A. , Kalyoncuoglu A., Zengin B.

9th World International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures, Coruna, İspanya, 8 - 10 Temmuz 2013, cilt.132, ss.121-131 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 132
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2495/eres130101
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Coruna
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İspanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.121-131


The effect of infill walls to stiffness of the structures has been known for a long time and this effect has taken many of the earthquake regulations with empirical relationships and equations into account. However, in strength-based calculations, buildings are taken as bare frames and infill walls are effected as vertical load to system, whereas infill walls contribute to stiffness at the beginning of the earthquake and help meet seismic loads by incurring damage during an earthquake.