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

DORAN B. , Shen J., Akbas B.

EARTHQUAKE SPECTRA, cilt.31, sa.2, ss.1177-1194, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1193/021713eqs035m
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1177-1194


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.