Mitigating Seismic Risks in Historical Masonry: An Example Project

Bal İ. E., Smyrou E., Güneş B., İlki A.

2nd ATC and SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures, San-Francisco, Costa Rica, 10 - 12 December 2015, pp.185-197 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: San-Francisco
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-197
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Protection of cultural heritage buildings against strong seismic events is one of the most challenging tasks modern engineers are called to tackle. Masonry structures are complex with regional and historical diversities rendering extremely difficult defining generalized rules. A holistic approach that involves interdisciplinary collaboration and a full package of engineering from monitoring to testing is a necessity.