WIT Press

Compatible Restoration Mortars For Hagia Sophia Earthquake Protection

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990501

Volume

41

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

1,650 kb

Author(s)

A.Moropoulou, A.Bakolas, P.Moundoulas & A.S.Cakmak

Abstract

Structural studies to determine the earthquake worthiness of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul have proved that the monument's static and dynamic behavior depends very strongly on the mechanical, chemical and microstructural properties of the masonry mortars and bricks. The results show a decrease of 5-10% in the natural frequencies, as the amplitude of the accelerations increases and returns to their initial values, due

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