WIT Press


Seismic Vulnerability Of Iranian Historical Domes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ER030151

Volume

72

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

556.01 kb

Author(s)

M. Hejazi

Abstract

Seismic vulnerability of Iranian historical domes M. Hejazi Surveying Engineering Division, Faculty of Engineering, University of Isfahan, Iran Abstract Iranian traditional domes are of the most notable samples of traditional construction in Iran spanning thousands of years, many of which have been standing on seismic parts of the country for many centuries. Structurally, Iranian domes can be categorised into single, double and triple-shell domes. Single-shell domes are the earliest type of domes. The single-shell is the main load bearing part. Double-shell domes consist of two shells, and they are divided into continuous and discontinuous types. In continuous double-shell domes the distance between the two shells is small and shells are connected by brick connectors. In discontinuous double-shell domes there is a considerable distance between the two shells. For the structural stability of some domes meridional walls or stiffeners are built in the space between the two shells. There are also

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