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Published: Građevinar 67 (2015) 2
Paper type: Professional paper
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Seismic vulnerability of historical masonry structures with irregular geometry

Saadet Toker Beeson, Joseph Kubin, Ali Ihsan Unay

Abstract

Historical masonry buildings with irregular geometric layouts, which cover a large floor area, display poor seismic behaviour. Stresses occur because of irregularities in plan or elevation, and consequent unbalanced mass distributions. The gravity and earthquake analyses are applied in this study on the analytical model of the historical Gazanfer Aga Madrasah. The analyses are used to examine the performance of the building under earthquake effects. The importance of analytical modelling technique in the analysis of irregular masses is emphasized.

Keywords
historical masonry structures, seismic behavior, analytical modeling, finite element analysis

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Beeson, S. T., Kubin, J., Unay, A. I.: Seismic vulnerability of historical masonry structures with irregular geometry, GRAĐEVINAR, 67 (2015) 2, pp. 151-158, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1107.2014

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Beeson, S. T., Kubin, J., Unay, A. I. (2015). Seismic vulnerability of historical masonry structures with irregular geometry, GRAĐEVINAR, 67 (2), 151-158, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1107.2014

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Authors:
S Toker Beeson WEB
Saadet Toker Beeson
University of Texas at San Antonio
Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Planning
J Kubin WEB
Joseph Kubin
PROTA Engineering, Turkey
A I Unay WEB
Ali Ihsan Unay
Gazi University, Turkey
Faculty of Architecture