Investigation of the Rail-Induced Vibrations on a Masonry Historical Building

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Title: Investigation of the Rail-Induced Vibrations on a Masonry Historical Building
Authors: Erkal, Aykut
Laefer, Debra F.
Fanning, Paul
Durukal, Eser
Hancilar, Ufuk
Kaya, Yavuz
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Date: Oct-2010
Online since: 2013-01-23T17:38:49Z
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.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Journal: Advanced Materials Research
Volume: 133-134
Start page: 569
End page: 574
Copyright (published version): 2010, Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Traffic-induced vibrationTrain vibrationBuilding vibrationRail trafficHistorical buildingCultural heritageBuilding vibration
DOI: 10.4028/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering Research Collection

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