Web based evaluation of earthquake damages for reinforced concrete buildings
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CitationIşık, E., Işık, M. F., Bülbül, M. A. (2017). Web based evaluation of earthquake damages for reinforced concrete buildings. Earthquakes and Structures, 13(4), 387-396.
The first determination and assessment of the damages to structures after the earthquake is important for preventing increase in loss of life and property that may occur in later times. When rapid damage assessment is performed after an earthquake, damage assessment forms are generally used. The forms that are filled in the field are assessed in the office environment later. In this study, while the process of earthquake damage assessment was being carried out, the ready-made form was moved to web base and the data to be obtained in the field was transferred to the database by means of tablets and smart phones. Keeping earthquake damages in a database will contribute to the studies to be conducted on earthquake and the earthquake regulations to be prepared. Furthermore, emergency damage assessment will be performed faster and more reliably after the earthquake through this study. As the data transferred to the web base is accessible to different people, savings will be provided for both time and personnel. Furthermore, the assessment will have a healthier and scientific basis. In this study, exemplification was conducted for six different reinforced concrete buildings that were damaged during Van earthquake in October 23. With this study, damage assessment procedures can be completed as soon as possible. © 2017 Techno-Press, Ltd.