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Earthquakes and Structures   Volume 10, Number 3, March 2016, pages 523-538
Investigation of seismic safety of a masonry minaret using its dynamic characteristics
Hakan Başaran, Ali Demir, Emre Ercan, Halil Nohutçu, Emin Hökelekli and Celalettin Kozanoğlu

Abstract     [Full Text]
    Besides their spiritual significance, minarets are humanity´ s cultural heritage to the future generations due to their historical and architectural attraction. Currently, many historical masonry minarets are damaged and destroyed due to several reasons such as earthquakes and wind. Therefore, safety of these religiously significant buildings needs to be thoroughly investigated. The utmost care must be taken into account while investigating these structures. Our study investigated earthquake behavior of historical masonry minaret of Hac
Key Words
    historical masonry minaret; dynamic characteristics; operational modal analysis; model calibration; seismic safety
Hakan Başaran, Ali Demir,Halil Nohutçu, Celalettin Kozanoğlu: Department of Civil Engineering, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

Emre Ercan: Department of Civil Engineering, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey

Emin Hökelekli: Bolvadin Vocational School, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey

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