A Study of the Earthquake-Resistance of Masonry Buildings Constructed with Local Materials

Koçak A., Karaca T., Pazır B., Zengin B., Kalyoncuoğlu A.

in: Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures IX, Brebbia,Hernandez, Editor, WIT Press , Southampton, pp.133-144, 2013

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • City: Southampton
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-144
  • Editors: Brebbia,Hernandez, Editor
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.