Seismic Evaluation of Existing Wharf Structures Subjected to Earthquake Excitation: Case Study

DORAN B., Shen J., Akbas B.

EARTHQUAKE SPECTRA, vol.31, no.2, pp.1177-1194, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1193/021713eqs035m
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1177-1194
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The ability of aging shore structures to resist design seismic forces located in high-seismicity regions has been a subject of interest for many researchers. Seismic design codes have become more stringent and suggest the use of new design methods, such as performance-based design. According to the Turkish Code for Shore Structures (TCSS 2008), a pile-wharf structure is expected to withstand a D1 level of ground motion (corresponding to a return period of 72 years) with minor or no damage and a D2 level of ground motion (corresponding to a return period of 475 years) with short-term loss of serviceability. In this study, nonlinear static analyses of the seismic performance of two existing pile-wharf structures were performed (pushover analyses) according to TCSS (2008). The results are presented here.