Evaluation of Existing Damage Patterns and Seismic Assessment of Historical Davutpasa Barracks via Operational-Modal Analysis


Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, vol.34, no.4, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1061/(asce)cf.1943-5509.0001461
  • Journal Name: Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, Criminal Justice Abstracts, ICONDA Bibliographic, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Redundancy is related to the amount of functionality that the structure can sustain in the worst-case scenario of structural degradation. This paper proposes a widely-applicable concept of redundancy optimization of finite-dimensional structures. The concept is consistent with the robust structural optimization, as well as the quantitative measure of structural redundancy based on the information-gap theory. A derivative-free algorithm is proposed based on the sequential quadratic programming (SQP) method, where we use the finite-difference method with adaptively varying the difference increment. Preliminary numerical experiments show that an optimal solution of the redundancy optimization problem possibly has multiple worst-case scenarios.