A study on the investigation of the effects of near and far fault on a RC building

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Tonyalı Z., Yurdakul M., Sesli H.

10th International Istanbul Scientific Research Congress, İstanbul, Turkey, 23 - 25 July 2022, pp.505-514

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.505-514
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The effects of near-fault ground motion (NFGM) and far-fault ground motion (FFGM) on a seven-story reinforced concrete (RC) building are investigated in this study. SAP2000 software is used to model three dimensional finite element model (FEM) and the dynamic characteristics of the building are determined numerically. As NFGM and FFGM, 1992 Erzincan (EW) and 1999 Kocaeli (IZN180) ground motion records are chosen for the analyses. Shear forces and bending moments of the base, and maximum floor displacements are determined with time history analysis. The obtained structural responses are compared with the effects of NFGM and FFGM for emphasizing the importance of the distance of earthquake motions. The results of the study indicate that NFGM is concluded much larger dynamic responses compared with FFGM for the RC buildings