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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 47, Number 6, September25 2013, pages 857-879

Evaluation of rigid-end offset effect on seismic behavior of a structure subjected to Van earthquake
Serkan Bekiroglu, Abdurrahman sahin, Baris Sevima and Yusuf Ayvaz

    Numerical damage assessment of Van train station building consisting of three RC blocks due to 2011 Van Earthquakes by nonlinear dynamic analysis is presented. The structural model is created with rigid-end offsets and plastic hinges for nonlinear analysis. Rigid-end offsets are considered for connection areas and proposed for wall-supported elements. In wall-supported elements, walls take place in a limited part of the columns. Nonlinear dynamic analysis of the building with and without rigid-end offsets is performed by using real earthquake records and results are compared. The results show that rigid-end offsets have significant effects on the seismic behavior of the structures.
Key Words
    rigid-end offset; wall-supported elements; plastic hinge; nonlinear time history analysis
Serkan Bekiroglu, Abdurrahman sahin, Baris Sevima and Yusuf Ayvaz : Yildiz Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering, 34220, Istanbul, Turkey

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