SPECIAL SESSION

SS01. Energy-based design for seismic resistance

Organized by: Ahmet Anıl Dindar (GTU)

Info: Seismic design of engineering structures requires complementary approaches  in numerical and experimental studies. The recent trends in seismic design is to consider the extensive non-linear responses as part of dynamic motions. Deformations observed during the dynamic motions are presented as the damage parameter due to excessive internal forces. However, the damage occurrence of the structural member is directly related to the energy dissipation which is believed to be the basis for the next generation codes. This special session is to be the part of special sessions in the respected international conferences. The first meeting was held in Slovenia in 1992. Following years, there had been numerous meetings. Recently, there have been special sessions during 2ECEES in Istanbul (August 2014), 17WCEE in Chile (Jan 2018), 16ECEE in Thessaloniki
(July, 2018) and COMPDYN in Crete (June 2019). This session is to be the next in the Energy-Based Design Analysis and Design series.



SS02. The aftermath of October 30th, 2020 Mw6.9 Samos Island (Aegean Sea) Earthquake: Seismological and Structural Issues

Organized by: Local organizing committee

Info: The tectonic setting of Eastern Mediterranean under the effect of interaction between Arabian and  Nubian plates, naturally, generates large magnitude earthquakes. This region is one of the most active regions forming a natural laboratory on research in multi disciplines of active tectonics.  Recently, an earthquake occurred in the northern coast of Samos Island, in the Gulf of Ephesus, Kusadasi on 30th of October 2020 at 13:51 local time in Turkey with a magnitude of Mw6.9. Depending on the wide-ranging effects of the earthquake including tsunami, liquefaction, rockfalls and landsliding; a diverse inventory of structures have been impacted during the earthquake on Samos Island and the Aegean part of Anatolia with 118 fatalities in both countries.

In this special session, we welcome/invite abstracts that enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and integrate observations regarding the topics of the interests that include any of the aspects mentioned below:

  • Seismology, seismotectonics, geodynamics, source physics
  • Earthquake induced hazards (ground amplification and failure, site effects)
  • Strong ground motion: data processing
  • Damage assessment
  • Remote sensing theory and applications in geosciences
  • Vulnerability and risk analysis
  • Tsunami observations


SS03. An Overview of the East Anatolian Fault Zone Activity Specific to the January 24th, 2020 Mw6.7 Elazığ Earthquake

Organized by: Local organizing committee

Info: The East Anatolian Fault Zone is one of the major strike-slip fault systems that dominates the tectonic movement of Eastern Anatolian Plateau. This system represents a plate boundary extending over 500 km between the Arabian and Anatolian plates with slip rates ranging from 6 to 10 mm/yr. Since 1998, several devastating earthquakes (1998 Adana-Ceyhan Earthquake; 2003 Bingöl Earthquake; 2010 Kovancılar-Elazığ Earthquake) have been caused by tectonically complex formations of the region resulted with moderate to severe structural damages, substantial financial losses and even fatalities. The recent moderate earthquake occured in the town of Sivrice in Elazığ Province  on January 24, 2020 with a magnitude of Mw6.7 at 20:55 local time. The highest intensity values are calculated in the neighbouring provinces such as Diyarbakir, Malatya and Adiyaman during the event.

Accordingly, by considering the importance of the East Anatolian Fault Zone seismic activity; we welcome/invite contributions that enhance interdisciplinary studies in the topics of the interests mentioned below:

  • Seismology, seismotectonics, geodynamics, source physics
  • Earthquake induced hazards (ground amplification and failure, site effects)
  • Strong ground motion: data processing
  • Damage assessment
  • Remote sensing theory and applications in geosciences
  • Vulnerability and risk analysis

 

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