Seismic performance of a deficient reinforced concrete test frame with Infill Walls

KURT E., BİNİCİ B., KURÇ Ö., CANBAY E., Akpinara A., Özcebe G.

Earthquake Spectra, vol.27, no.3, pp.817-834, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1193/1.3609876
  • Journal Name: Earthquake Spectra
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.817-834
  • Keywords: cracks, dynamic testing, earthquake engineering, reinforced concrete, statistical analysis, structural engineering, walls, RC FRAMES
  • TED University Affiliated: No


A two-story, three-bay RC frame with code incompliant seismic design and detailing is tested using continuous pseudodynamic test method for three scale levels of Düzce ground motion. The ground motion produced minimum, significant, and severe damage states on the test structure. Diagonal cracking of the infill wall, column damage in the form ofcover spalling and rebar buckling, and complete disintegration of the infill wall were the important observed damage events for the three scale levels, respectively. Nonlinear time history analyses were able to estimate the story displacement response with reasonableaccuracy. The importance of element removal for near collapse damage state is unfolded. Tracing the local engineering demand parameters such as strains and curvature was found tobe extremely difficult. © 2011, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.