Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/11147/10211
Title: Structural vulnerability of ancient dry masonry towers under lateral loading
Authors: Gençer, Funda
Turan, Mine
Aktaş, Engin
Turan, Mine
Aktaş, Engin
Keywords: Ancient towers
Conservation
Dry masonry
Failure mechanism
Resistance
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Abstract: Understanding how the original characteristics contribute to the structural behaviour of antique structures should be the initial stage of planning for conservation work. This study aims to identify the structural behaviour of dry masonry towers under lateral loadings, so that the decision-making process when determining their restoration can be adequately supported. Dry masonry towers in ancient Caria, Pamphylia, and Cilicia Regions are examined. Each of these three areas have very different seismic characteristics. A hypothetical testing process was designed by combining different characteristics from each of the towers. As a result, the characteristics affecting the structural resistance were determined as; the staggering ratio, the stone depth, the ratio between block length and height, the proportional relationship between height and length, the area, number and position of openings, and the distribution of header stones. These characteristics all interact together to determine the failure mechanism; so, understanding this interaction is critical when considering conservation. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102663
https://hdl.handle.net/10211
ISSN: 2352-409X
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection

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