ESTIMATION OF ALLOWABLE DIFFERENTIAL SETTLEMENTS FOR VARIOUS STRUCTURE TYPES USING DEEP BEAM ANALOGY


AKBAŞ S. O.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, cilt.23, sa.4, ss.871-878, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.871-878

Özet

In soil-structure analysis problems, differential settlements are regarded as one of the major sources of building damage. For this reason, starting from 1950s, various researchers have come up with criteria, which determine allowable movements of structures. However a total agreement on these criteria could not be reached, especially due to numerous variables that have effect on this problem. In this study, first the terms that are being used to define differential settlements have been reviewed, and then a large database of case histories was examined using the damage criteria proposed by Burland [1] and the deep beam analogy. The analyses resulted in updated allowable angular distortion values for framed buildings and buildings with load-bearing walls, for different target damage levels.