Report on damage to industrial facilities in the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake, Turkey
Journal of Earthquake Engineering
Cilt: 6, Sayı: 2, 275-296, 2002/04
The author got a chance to visit Turkey for investigating the damage of industrial facilities in the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake which occurred on 17 August 1999 in the Kocaeli province of Turkey.
This report provides a brief investigation obtained through the seismic damage survey, particularly, focused on the damages to industrial facilities. The epicentral area in the Kocaeli province is the most industrial region of Turkey. Severe excitation attacked this region and industrial plants and structures were more or less damaged. Since the author could only visit a few sites, the report mainly describes the damages of two plants; TUPRAS oil refinery where big fire occurred and TOYOTA-SA car manufacturing factory where no significant damage appeared.
Anahtar Kelimeler: 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake; Turkey; oil refinery; fire; seismic design; sloshing; oil tank; car manufacturing factory
Imperial College Press, London
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