In this paper, the seismic behavior of existing reinforced concrete tall building is investigated by the linear and nonlinear dynamic analysis. The selected reinforced concrete structure was designed according to “Turkey Seismic Code-2007” (TEC-2007). A typical 41 story reinforced concrete building is designed. Turkey Building Earthquake Code-2018 (TBEC-2018) is utilized for evaluating the seismic performance of the selected building. Natural earthquake acceleration record selected and adjusted for compatibility with the adopted design spectrum, is used.
A performance analysis according to the TBEC-2018 in a 41-story reinforced concrete shear wall-framed structure in Istanbul where active fault lines are located. The selected reinforced concrete shear wall unsymmetrical plan tall building is located in Istanbul, Turkey. The performance goals of the reinforced concrete shear wall structure are evaluated by applying procedures of the TBEC-2018 and nonlinear dynamic analysis. According to the Code, the reinforced concrete shear wall building is not expected to satisfy life safety performance levels under design earthquake.