Seismic Performance of Traditional Stone Masonry Dwellings under Canakkale Seismic Sequences


JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES, cilt.32, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


In the first quarter of 2017, many seismic events occurred in the Canakkale region, located on the west edge of the North Anatolian Fault Zone (NAFZ). The number of the shakings with a magnitude greater than four (Mw>4) was 23, and the strongest one, with a magnitude of 5.3 (Mw), occurred three times in this sequence. The tectonic settings and seismicity of the region are outlined briefly, and the recorded strong ground motions are analyzed. Effects of these moderate earthquakes on the regional dwellings are also studied. The earthquake-induced damages are determined after the completion of the sequence, and the observed failure and crack patterns are examined. Finally, the seismic performance of these buildings is compared to those in the Ar and Elaz regions, since the same level of earthquakes hit and damaged regional buildings in these Turkish provinces in the past. In this respect, the comparison of the general characteristics of the traditional dwellings with the identified damages in different regions is the final goal of the presented study.