Design Procedure for Claddings with Dissipative Connections in Seismic Zones

Smyrou E.

2nd ATC and SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures, San-Francisco, Costa Rica, 10 - 12 December 2015, pp.644-657 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: San-Francisco
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Page Numbers: pp.644-657
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Claddings serve architectural purposes and at the same time act as protective or insulating layer in prefabricated RC structures. Postulating that claddings are nonstructural elements, their complexity due to the variability in material, shape, configuration, connection etc. is often overlooked despite numerous failures observed in past earthquakes.