In this study, the controlled demolition techniques used in our region and also the level of the related studies are explained. Three main demolition techniques used in our region and in the world are mentioned. While, two of these are traditional demolition techniques commonly used in demolition in Turkey, the other is a controlled demolition study using explosives that are almost never used in our country. Deficiencies related to controlled demolition have been reported. Recommendations have been made on what can be done to improve progress in controlled demolition. In recent years, new methods have been started to investigate the rupture mechanism and the interaction of the ruptured parts with the environment. The relatively new methods, the discrete elements method and the applied elements method are used to specifically understand the destruction mechanism of large-scale structures. In this study, these methods are mentioned. Considering that there are hardly any studies on this subject in our country, this paper could be of great utilize to proffessionals and researchers, who intend to participate in the field of the progressive collapse of structures, and also to other experts who require information about controlled demolition and up-to-date view of this topic in our region.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Controlled Demolition, Progressive Collapse, Blast, Explosives