Seismic strengthening of pin-connected precast concrete structures with external shear walls and diaphragms

KAPLAN H., NOHUTCU H., ÇETİNKAYA N., Yilmaz S., Gonen H., Atimtay E.

PCI JOURNAL, vol.54, no.1, pp.88-99, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.15554/pcij.01012009.88.99
  • Journal Name: PCI JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-99
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Pin-connected precast concrete structures are widely used in some European countries of moderate seismicity. However, this structural system is not earthquake resistant because it does not have enough lateral stiffness or lateral-load resistance. Lack of a rigid diaphragm at the roof level imposes severe forces to connections.