Effect of Openings in Building Slabs on the Structural System Behavior

Ozturk T.

TEKNIK DERGI, vol.24, no.1, pp.6233-6256, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: TEKNIK DERGI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.6233-6256
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Openings having various shape and dimensions exist in the slabs of buildings due to architectural and mechanical considerations. There are various requirements and restrictions in the seismic codes related to dimensions of the openings, including the Turkish Seismic Code (TSC Requirements for buildings to be built in seismic zones, 2007).