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Structural Engineering and Mechanics   Volume 60, Number 5, December10 2016, pages 749-760
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/sem.2016.60.5.749
 
Effect of model calibration on seismic behaviour of a historical mosque
Ali Demir, Halil Nohutcu, Emre Ercan, Emin Hokelekli and Gokhan Altintas

 
Abstract     [Buy Article]
    The objective of the study is to investigate the effects of model calibration on seismic behaviour of a historical mosque which is one of the most significant Ottomon structures. Seismic analyses of calibrated and noncalibrated numeric models were carried out by using acceleration records of Kocaeli earthquake in 1999. In numerical analysis, existing crack zones on real structure was investigated in detail. As a result of analyses, maximum stresses and displacements of calibrated and noncalibrated numerical models were compared each other. Consequently, seismic behaviour and damage state of historical masonry Hafsa Sultan mosque was determined as more realistic in the event of a severe earthquake.
 
Key Words
    historical masonry structure; operational modal analysis; seismic analysis; time history; seismic safety
 
Address
Ali Demir, Halil Nohutcu and Gokhan Altintas: Department of Civil Engineering, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
Emre Ercan: Department of Civil Engineering, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Emin Hokelekli: Department of Civil Engineering, Bartin University, Bartin, Turkey
 

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