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Published: Građevinar 74 (2022) 7
Paper type: Subject review
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Investigation of the effectiveness of nature-inspired buttress forms in supporting masonry structures

Rabia İzol, M. Arif Gürel, H. Almila Arda Buyuktaskin

Abstract

A buttress is a crucial element for vaulted and domed masonry structures. In this study, after reviewing the buttress forms in historical masonry architecture, previous studies on masonry buttresses are summarized. Then, some ideas for potential studies on masonry buttresses are presented. Finally, the effectiveness of an idealized tree buttress-shaped buttress in supporting masonry structures against seismic forces is investigated. The results indicate that a concave parabolic buttress provides structures with a higher resistance than a buttress with an idealized shape of tree buttresses.

Keywords
uttress forms, historical masonry structures, inspired by nature, seismic resistance, vault

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İzol, R., Gürel, M. A., Buyuktaskin, H. A. A.: Investigation of the effectiveness of nature-inspired buttress forms in supporting masonry structures, GRAĐEVINAR, 74 (2022) 7, pp. 573-586, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.3415.2021

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İzol, R., Gürel, M. A., Buyuktaskin, H. A. A. (2022). Investigation of the effectiveness of nature-inspired buttress forms in supporting masonry structures, GRAĐEVINAR, 74 (7), 573-586, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.3415.2021

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Authors:
Rabia Izol WEB
Rabia İzol
Harran University,Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Department of Civil Engineering
Arif Gurel WEB
M. Arif Gürel
Harran University, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Department of Civil Engineering
Halet Almila ARDA BUYUKTASKIN WEB
H. Almila Arda Buyuktaskin
İstanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey
Faculty of Architecture