American Society of Civil Engineers


Structural Analyses and Assessment of Historical Kamanli Mosque in Izmir, Turkey


by Egemen Teomete, (Research Assistant, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, Urla, Izmir 35430, Turkey) and Engin Aktas¸, (corresponding author), (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, Urla, Izmir 35430, Turkey)

Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 24, No. 4, July/August 2010, pp. 353-364, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000111)

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Document type: Journal Paper
Abstract: Historical structures are one of the most precious pieces of cultural accumulation. In this study, an interdisciplinary work was conducted to assess the structural condition of a historical masonry structure, Urla Kamanli Mosque in Izmir, Turkey. The structure is a member of group of structures, Yahs¸i Bey Complex, which includes a Turkish bath, a tomb, two fountains, and a primary school. The structure dates back to early 14th century to mid-15th century. History investigation, measurement survey, long-term settlement, and moisture observations were conducted. Nondestructive and destructive material tests were performed on stone, brick, and mortar. 3D finite-element model of the structure was used to investigate the critical locations of the structure under its self-weight, seismic load, and settlement load. Linear elastic and nonlinear settlement analyses were conducted to investigate the reason for massive cracks challenging the structural integrity.


ASCE Subject Headings:
History
Masonry
Nondestructive tests
Settlement
Finite element method
Structural analysis
Turkey

Author Keywords:
Historical masonry
Nondestructive tests
Destructive tests
Settlement
Finite-element analyses