Selected publications

This is a list of my most significant publications. My full publication list can be found here.

[1] An adjusted design approach for concentrically braced frames in low-to-moderate seismicity areas (Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Springer, 2018)

This article proposes an adjusted design approach for the low-to-moderate seismicity design of Concentrically Braced Frame (CBF) structures. With the new approach, we aim to satisfy both economy and safety criteria, based on the exploitation of the three features of CBFs, which had not been deeply examined before: “frame action provided by gusset plates”, “contribution of compression diagonal and its post-buckling strength and stiffness”, and “energy dissipation capacity of non-ductile bracing joint connections”. We investigated these aspects by means of incremental dynamic analysis of case studies, based on the numerical models calibrated on full-scale experimental tests published elsewhere by us.

Full article can be read here: Kanyilmaz, A., Degée, H. & Castiglioni, C.A., An adjusted design approach for concentrically braced frames in low-to-moderate seismicity areas, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 2018, 16(9)/4159-4189

[2] Fabrication of laser cut I-beam-to-CHS-column steel joints with minimized welding (Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, 2018)

This article proposes a new connection method to reduce the complexity of I-beam-to-CHS-column steel connections: Joints with “passing through” beams or plates, using laser cutting technology (LCT). The work is under development within EU-RFCS Project LASTEICON.

Full article can be read here: Kanyilmaz, A., Castiglioni C.A., Fabrication of laser cut I-beam-to-CHS-column steel joints with minimized welding, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 146, 2018, Pages 16-32, ISSN 0143-974X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.02.039

[3] Moderate ductility of the bracing joints with preloaded bolts (Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Springer Nature, 2018)

Based on the results of full-scale experiments, this paper quantifies the ductility provided by the bolt hole ovalization and the slippage of preloaded bolts of standard bracing joints of concentrically braced frames that are not fulfilling the current over-strength design criteria.

Full article can be read here: Kanyilmaz, A., Moderate ductility of the bracing joints with preloaded bolts (2018) Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 16:503

[4] Reducing the seismic vulnerability of existing elevated silos by means of base isolation devices (Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 2017)

This paper shows the feasibility of a specific seismic isolation solution on a typical case study of an industrial steel silo system. A retrofitting solution has been proposed by means of the curved surface single sliding pendulum devices. Incremental dynamic analysis has been implemented to evaluate the performance of the structure before and after retrofitting.

Full article can be read here: Kanyilmaz, A., Castiglioni, C.A., Reducing the seismic vulnerability of existing elevated silos by means of base isolation devices (2017) Engineering Structures, 143, pp. 477-497.

[5] Role of compression diagonals in concentrically braced frames in moderate seismicity: A full scale experimental study (Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, 2017).

This paper focuses on the on the stiffness and post-buckling contribution of compression bracings in Concentrically braced frames (CBFs). Full scale experimental findings have been reported, which were obtained within EU-RFCS MEAKADO project and performance of CBFs with and without compression diagonal has been quantified.

Full article can be read here: Alper Kanyilmaz, Role of compression diagonals in concentrically braced frames in moderate seismicity: A full scale experimental study, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 133, June 2017, Pages 1-18, ISSN 0143-974X

[6] Numerical investigations of repairable dissipative bolted fuses for earthquake resistant composite steel frames (Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 2017)

This paper presents  numerical investigations performed on an innovative repairable fuse device for dissipative beam-to-column connections in moment-resisting steel-concrete composite steel structures.

Full article can be read here: Marco Valente, Carlo A. Castiglioni, Alper Kanyilmaz, Numerical investigations of repairable dissipative bolted fuses for earthquake resistant composite steel frames, Engineering Structures, Volume 131, 15 January 2017, Pages 275-292, ISSN 0141-0296

[7] Secondary frame action in concentrically braced frames designed for moderate seismicity: a full scale experimental study (Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Springer Nature, 2017)

By means of full scale tests performed within EU-RFCS MEAKADO project, this paper quantified the effective contribution of the frame action, provided by gusset plate connections, to the global performance of CBF frames.

Full article can be read here: Kanyilmaz, A. Secondary frame action in concentrically braced frames designed for moderate seismicity: a full scale experimental study (2017) Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 15 (5), pp. 2101-2127

[8] Welded Fuses for Dissipative beam-to-column Connections of Composite Steel Frames: Numerical analyses (Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, 2017)

This paper presents  numerical investigations performed on a welded fuse device for dissipative beam-to-column connections in moment-resisting steel-concrete composite steel structures.

Full article can be read here: Marco Valente, Carlo A. Castiglioni, Alper Kanyilmaz, Welded fuses for dissipative beam-to-column connections of composite steel frames: Numerical analyses, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 128, January 2017, Pages 498-511, ISSN 0143-974X

[9] Experimental assessment of the seismic behavior of unbraced steel storage pallet racks (Thin-Walled Structures, Elsevier, 2016)

This paper presents the experimental results of full scale tests performed in the down-aisle (longitudinal) direction of fully-loaded unbraced racking structures. Global capacity curves of the tested specimens have been provided, behavior factor (q) values of test specimens have been evaluated and vulnerability of unbraced racks to soft-storey mechanism has been demonstrated highlighting its cause

Full article can be read here: Alper Kanyilmaz, Carlo Andrea Castiglioni, Giovanni Brambilla, Gian Paolo Chiarelli, Experimental assessment of the seismic behavior of unbraced steel storage pallet racks, Thin-Walled Structures, Volume 108, November 2016, Pages 391-405, ISSN 0263-8231

[10] Dissipative devices for earthquake resistant composite steel structures: bolted versus welded solution (Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Springer Nature, 2016)

This paper compares the seismic performance of bolted and welded repairable fuse devices for earthquake resistant composite steel frames.

Full article can be read here: Valente, M., Castiglioni, C.A., Kanyilmaz, A. Dissipative devices for earthquake resistant composite steel structures: bolted versus welded solution (2016) Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 14 (12), pp. 3613-3639.

[11] Assessment of the seismic behaviour of braced steel storage racking systems by means of full scale push over tests (Thin-Walled Structures, Elsevier, 2016)

This paper presents the experimental results of full scale tests performed in the down-aisle (longitudinal) direction of fully-loaded racking structures with spine bracings. Global capacity curves of the tested specimens have been provided, behavior factor (q) values of test specimens have been evaluated and vulnerability vulnerability of the racks to bracing connection failure is demonstrated, highlighting its causes.

Full article can be read here: Alper Kanyilmaz, Giovanni Brambilla, Gian Paolo Chiarelli, Carlo Andrea Castiglioni, Assessment of the seismic behaviour of braced steel storage racking systems by means of full scale push over tests, Thin-Walled Structures, Volume 107, October 2016, Pages 138-155, ISSN 0263-8231

[12] Experimental analysis of seismic resistant composite steel frames with dissipative devices (Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, 2012)

This article presents the results of the experimental research evaluating the performance of a composite steel frame with fuse devices under seismic actions.

Full article can be read here: Carlo A. Castiglioni, Alper Kanyilmaz, Luis Calado, Experimental analysis of seismic resistant composite steel frames with dissipative devices, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 76, 2012, Pages 1-12, ISSN 0143-974X

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