in: Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures IX, Brebbia,Hernandez, Editor, WIT Press , Southampton, pp.133-144, 2013
Masonry buildings constitute most of the buildings in our country. Although they
are used both in rural areas and city centres, supplying the material around the
building area is an important factor. Thus, especially in the countryside these
types of buildings are more preferable but there may be problems under dynamic
loads such as horizontal loads and earthquake when some rules in architecture
are not obeyed.
During this study, many different masonry buildings in many different
regions of Turkey were discussed, the materials using in those buildings were
examined, and their earthquake resistances were evaluated by using the finite
elements technique in terms of seismicity and building models. As a result of the
study, the earthquake resistance of buildings which were constructed with
different materials in different regions of Turkey were determined, and the
reinforcements of buildings having a lack of earthquake resistance and their
situations after reinforcement were determined.