Preliminary Seismic Risk Assessment Of Urban Building Stocks: A Case Study For Denizli-Turkey


In order to reduce earthquake damages, it is crucial to estimate seismic performance of buildings in tectonically active areas. Structural system, date and quality of construction and geotechnical properties of soil are important parameters, which affect seismic behavior of the buildings. In this study, building inventory data collected by Turkish Statistical Institute are used to assess the damage states to buildings in Denizli City. Damage assessment for the buildings is made based on an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on Pamukkale fault line. HAZUS methodology is adapted to reflect building stock in Turkey. Building damage, life loss and maximum ground acceleration maps, which will be used to prepare emergency plans and take safety measures, are proposed for Denizli.


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Earthquake, Damage assessment, Capacity spectrum method, Denizli


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Journal of Science and Technology 1 (1), 2007, 106-124