Analysis of a historic masonry building

ÖZMEN C., Akan A. E., ÜNAY A. İ.

GRADEVINAR, vol.63, no.5, pp.449-458, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: GRADEVINAR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-458
  • Keywords: historic structures, masonry building, family house, earthquake, Turkey, reinforced-concrete slab, resistance of a building
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The paper starts from the observation that historic masonry buildings are often modified and altered to make them fit for present day use. A single-family masonry house in Turkey, situated in an earthquake prone area and built in the early 20(th) century, is studied. The analysis is made based on Turkish regulations for the initial building and for the building after alterations. Introduction of a reinforced-concrete slab has greatly improved seismic resistance of the building.