A study of the earthquake-resistance of masonry buildings constructed with local materials
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Masonry buildings constitute most of the buildings in our country. Although they are used both in rural areas and city centres, supplying the material around the building area is an important factor. Thus, especially in the countryside these types of buildings are more preferable but there may be problems under dynamic loads such as horizontal loads and earthquake when some rules in architecture are not obeyed. During this study, many different masonry buildings in many different regions of Turkey were discussed, the materials using in those buildings were examined, and their earthquake resistances were evaluated by using the finite elements technique in terms of seismicity and building models. As a result of the study, the earthquake resistance of buildings which were constructed with different materials in different regions of Turkey were determined, and the reinforcements of buildings having a lack of earthquake resistance and their situations after reinforcement were determined.