Serdar Soyöz successfully completed an AFAD Project!

Prof Soyoz successfully completed an AFAD project entitled “Structural Health Monitoring of Tall Buildings”. Within the project framework, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) guideline was prepared for tall buildings, SHM system was installed on a tall building in Istanbul and an in-house software was developed (SHM software was developed with PhD student Emre Aytulun).

In seismically prone areas, such as Istanbul, it is important to assess current condition of tall buildings after an earthquake. SHM systems can help us for this assessment in a rapid, remote and objective fashion by tracking changes in dynamic properties of structures, interstory dirft ratios and wave propagation speed/time. SHM systems are mandatory to be installed on tall buildings per current Turkish Earthquake Code because of motivations mentioned above.