Investigation of the rail-induced vibrations on a masonry historical building

Aykut Erkal, Debra Laefer, Paul Fanning, Eser Durukal, Ufuk Hancilar, Yavuz Kaya

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Abstract

Increasingly historic masonry buildings are subjected to higher levels of traffic and rail vibrations due to urbanization and population growth. Deterioration and destabilisation of these buildings may result, especially if they were previously damaged (e.g. earthquakes or settlement problems). To better understand building response, vibration measurements were conducted on the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, located adjacent to Istanbul's Sirkeci-Halkali railway line. Transport-induced vibrations were recorded at several points on the ground and building. Attenuation characteristics in the ground and amplification features on the building were examined. Peak particle velocities often exceeded previously established thresholds for human perception and in some cases for structural damage. These are evaluated with respect to the building's condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Historic Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationStrengthening and Retrofitting
Pages569-574
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event7th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Constructions, SAHC - Shanghai, China
Duration: Oct 6 2010Oct 8 2010

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume133-134
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other7th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Constructions, SAHC
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period10/6/1010/8/10

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Keywords

  • Building vibration
  • Cultural heritage
  • Historical building
  • Masonry building
  • Rail traffic
  • Traffic-induced vibration
  • Train vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Erkal, A., Laefer, D., Fanning, P., Durukal, E., Hancilar, U., & Kaya, Y. (2010). Investigation of the rail-induced vibrations on a masonry historical building. In Structural Analysis of Historic Constructions: Strengthening and Retrofitting (pp. 569-574). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 133-134). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.133-134.569