International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2570

Full Length Research Paper

Optimization of the configuration of infill walls in order to increase seismic resistance of building structures

D. Güney* and A. O. KuruÅŸçu
Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Structural System Division, Istanbul, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 18 February 2011



The behavior of empty frames and infilled frames is very different. The infill walls are considered as non-structural elements and are ignored in the analysis; these elements tend to interact with the frame in case of lateral load effect. The aim of this paper is to indicate the contribution of infill walls in the earthquake resistant building design. Three different type of configuration of infill walls are applied in the numerical models. Consequently, according to the number and position of infill walls in the numerical analysis the behavior of the structure subjected to the lateral loads is changed.


Key words: Infill walls, seismic, response, optimization, structure, design.