Comparison of earthquake behavior of reinforced concrete minarets using fiber-reinforced polymer composite


Altunisik A. C.

STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF TALL AND SPECIAL BUILDINGS, cilt.22, sa.9, ss.749-758, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/tal.731
  • Dergi Adı: STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF TALL AND SPECIAL BUILDINGS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.749-758

Özet

This paper presents the comparison of the earthquake behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) minarets using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite. A Turkish-style RC minaret with two balconies of a mosque located in Trabzon, Turkey, was selected as an application. A 3D finite element model of the minaret was created using ansys finite element program to determine the earthquake behavior. The earthquake behavior of the minaret was investigated using the 1992 Erzincan earthquake ground motion record. Also, the cylindrical body of the minaret (below the first balcony, between two balconies and above the second balcony) was wrapped by four layers of FRP, and earthquake behavior was determined. Total thickness of the FRP was selected as 6.0mm. At the end of the study, earthquake responses of the RC minaret such as displacements and maximumminimum principal stresses before and after using FRP composite were compared with each other. It was seen from the earthquake analyses that using FRP is very effective on the earthquake responses of the minaret. Copyright (c) 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

This paper presents the comparison of the earthquake behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) minarets using Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) composite. A Turkish style RC minaret with two balconies of a mosque located in Trabzon, Turkey is selected as an application. 3D finite element model of the minaret is created using ANSYS finite element program to determine the earthquake behavior. Earthquake behavior of the minaret is investigated using 1992 Erzincan earthquake ground motion record. Also, cylindrical body of the minaret (below first balcony, between two balconies and above second balcony) is wrapped by four layers FRP and earthquake behavior is determined. Total thickness of the FRP is selected as 6.0 mm. At the end of the study, earthquake responses of the RC minaret such as displacements and maximum-minimum principal stresses before and after using FRP composite are compared with each other. It is seen from the earthquake analyses that using of FRP is very effective on the earthquake responses of the minaret.