Damage in the partitions of a 7-story reinforced concrete building in the city of Van

October 27, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, General Information, Structural

 

7-story RC frame with a elevated lower story

Typically hollow clay tiles are used as partition walls.

Double layer partition wall for insulation purposes

There are no mechanical connections between the partition walls and walls to the structural frame. A limited survey show no structural damage in the structure.

 

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2 Responses to “Damage in the partitions of a 7-story reinforced concrete building in the city of Van”

  1. Idris Bedirhanoglu on October 28th, 2011 2:09 pm

    Did you mean 8-story+roof?

  2. cdonmez on October 29th, 2011 8:22 pm

    Thank for your comment. In a sense you are right, 1st story is composed of two levels, base floor+partial floor at an elevated level. This type of construction is very common in the area and is one of the fatal problems. It is hard to accept the light addition at the roof as an another floor though. It is just an dead weight for the system.

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