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Published: Građevinar 64 (2012) 1
Paper type: Professional paper
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Seismic Behaviour and Retrofit of Historic Masonry Minaret

Cumhur Cosgun, Ahmet Murat Turk

Abstract

The dynamic behaviour of block masonry minaret of a historical mosque in Istanbul is analyzed, and a seismic retrofit method is proposed. Due to high seismicity of the region, a 3D finite element model is used to determine lateral displacements and failure modes under seismic load. The analyses show that the highest damage usually occurs at the base and the lower part of the minaret, and that lateral behaviour can be improved by strengthening these sections with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) sheets. The results obtained are promising in terms of seismic protection.

Keywords
fibre reinforced polymer (FRP), minaret, historic masonry structure, retrofit

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Cosgun, C., Turk, A. M.: Seismic Behaviour and Retrofit of Historic Masonry Minaret, GRAĐEVINAR, 64 (2012) 1, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.629.2011

OR:

Cosgun, C., Turk, A. M. (2012). Seismic Behaviour and Retrofit of Historic Masonry Minaret, GRAĐEVINAR, 64 (1), doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.629.2011

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Authors:
CumhurCOSGUN WEB
Cumhur Cosgun
Istanbul Kultur University
Civil Engineering Department
AhmetMuratTURK WEB
Ahmet Murat Turk
Istanbul Kultur University
Civil Engineering Department