Scaling Method Application for Seismic Design along the Central Anatolian Fault Zone

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Gumus E., ÖZTÜRK B., Nazri F. M.

ADVANCES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, vol.2022, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2022
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2022/1963553
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Cities located along the Central Anatolian Fault Zone (CAFZ), such as Kayseri and Mersin, have become metropolitan cities in Turkey since the 1950s and have been attracting big investments, such as the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (Mersin), which is planned to be built close to the CAFZ. In this study, the ground motion records of earthquakes occurring along the CAFZ are scaled for single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems conforming to the current design response spectra. This is a pioneering study on the analysis of seismic behavior using SDOF systems subjected to ground motions that were recorded in relation to earthquakes occurring on the CAFZ in Turkey. It defines the importance of selecting suitable records with certain features that can be used with the scaling method to ensure that real ground motion records match the design acceleration spectra defined in the earthquake codes and will provide a perspective on future destructive earthquakes that may occur on the CAFZ.