ICSHA 2020: 6th International Conference on Harmony Search, Soft Computing and Applications, İstanbul, Türkiye, 16 - 17 Temmuz 2020, ss.1-10
The aim of this study is to present the strengthening technique for the seismic adequacy of existing RC buildings subject to earthquake effects. The entire process is illustrated using case study from existing RC building. In this study conducted in this scope, the building is examined within field survey and numerical analyses. In the first stage, the damages in the building were determined observationally, and then the seismic performance of the RC building was determined using the nonlinear analysis method and the reinforcement technique was presented comprehensively for the building, which was determined to be seismically insufficient. By analyzing the structural model in which the strengthening members proposed in the said technique are included, it has been determined numerically whether the building has achieved sufficient strength. The research presented is important in terms of numerically determining the current seismic condition of the RC building under investigation and to verify the feasibility of the proposed strengthening technique.