EARTHQUAKE ANALYSIS OF REINORCED CONCRETE MINARETS USING AMBIENT VIBRATION TEST RESULTS


Bayraktar A. , Sevim B., ALTUNIŞIK A. C. , TÜRKER T.

STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF TALL AND SPECIAL BUILDINGS, cilt.19, ss.257-273, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/tal.464
  • Dergi Adı: STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF TALL AND SPECIAL BUILDINGS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.257-273

Özet

This pawl describes a Turkish style reinforced concrete minaret, its finite element model, modal testing, finite element model updating and earthquake behaviour, before and alter model updating The minaret of a mosque located in Trabzon. Turkey is selected as an application A three-dimensional (3D) model of the minaret and its modal analysis is performed to obtain analytical frequencies and mode shapes using ANSYS finite element program. The ambient vibration tests are conducted on the minaret under natural excitations such as wind effects and human movement The output-only modal parameter identification is carried out by Enhanced Frequency Domain Decomposition and Stochastic Subspace Identification methods in Operational Modal Analysis software and in doing so. dynamic characteristics (natural frequencies. mode shapes and damping ratios) are determined A 3D finite element model of the minaret is updated to minimize the differences between analytical and experimental modal properties by changing some uncertain modelling parameters such as material properties and boundary conditions. The earthquake behaviour of the minaret is investigated using 1992 Erzincan earthquake before and after finite element model updating Maximum differences in the natural frequencies are reduced from 21% to 8%. and good agreement is found between analytical and experimental natural frequencies In addition to this. it is realized that finite element model updating is effective on the earthquake behaviour of the minaret Copyright (c) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd