A case study on numerical simulation of a historical masonry building

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Tilki E., Velioğlu A., Sayın B.

Journal of Structural Engineering & Applied Mechanics, vol.3, no.4, pp.1-6, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Technical Note
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.31462/jseam.2020.04000000
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Structural Engineering & Applied Mechanics
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6


Masonry buildings are ordinarily complex construction systems and there is a lack of knowledge and information concerning the behavior of their seismic response. Due to the life safety of masonry buildings under seismic effects are very essential, numerical modeling and analysis of the buildings are an important issue. Because of the insufficient seismic resistance on structural members such as jack arch slabs and masonry walls, numerical studies have become necessary to determine the level of the structural strength of the structures. The tensile strength of load-bearing walls in the buildings is lower whereas, the compressive strength is higher. In this way, tensile cracks occur at structural members due to insufficient tensile resistance. Therefore, the tensile stress locations in the structure are critical. The study focuses on the assessment of historical masonry buildings from the point of seismic resistance. The entire process is performed using a case study from a historical masonry building. In this study conducted in this respect, the existing situation of a historical building using numerical analyses were presented with the cross-disciplinary study of civil engineering and architecture. The linear elastic analysis is selected as an analysis method. The seismic parameters are determined based on the Turkish Earthquake Code (TBEC 2018). Consequently, the study is performed to determine the seismic-resistant of historical buildings within the scope of numerical analyses.