A Comparative Design of a Multi-story Reinforced Concrete Building with Reentrant Corner Irregularity According to Turkish, Eurocode and ACI 318 Standards

Gok S. G., Aksu Özkul T.

Fib Symposium on High Tech Concrete - Where Technology and Engineering Meet, Maastricht, Netherlands, 12 - 14 June 2017, pp.1619-1627 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-59471-2_186
  • City: Maastricht
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.1619-1627
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a comparative design and analysis of a multi-story reinforced concrete building having reentrant corner irregularity by using Turkish, European and American standards were aimed, performing all analysis and design steps on the same structural model. For different countries' structural codes, period of the structure, base shear forces under seismic forces obtained using equivalent lateral load procedure, story drifts and second order effects were compared. The longitudinal reinforcement needed for the ground floor and reinforcement cost of the ground floor were calculated for each design code. For the building examined in this study, design made meeting the Eurocodes' requirements led to the most expensive solution, by providing a safer design. Although Turkish and American codes have a significant similarity in assumptions made and in procedure of design checks, Eurocodes and American codes gave closer results. Turkish Standard and Turkish Seismic Code 2007 gave the least conservative results and led to the most economical solution.