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Volume 281, 2019International Conference of Engineering Risk (INCER 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Naturals: Earthquake, Landslide, Forest Fire, Flood, Tsunami, Avalanche|
|Published online||21 May 2019|
Seismic assessment and rehabilitation of a historical masonry mosque
1 Beirut Arab University, Faculty of Engineering, Beirut, Lebanon
2 American University of Beirut, Faculty of Engineering, Beirut, Lebanon
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
In order to assess the structural behaviour and to evaluate the seismic vulnerability of old masonry structures located in Lebanon, a historical masonry mosque was analysed under earthquake loading. A numerical model developed by the finite element method using Abaqus software was elaborated on the basis of previously published experimental studies. It was concluded that the numerical model can predict maximum stresses with reasonable accuracy, allowing control of a full scale wall model. This analysis shows that the stresses generated in the joints between the blocks exceed the ultimate shear stress of the mortar, resulting in cracks in the joints. The choice of an adequate structural rehabilitation method was limited because the mosque is of archaeological importance and its original appearance should not be modified. Therefore, a seismic retrofit solution using internal or external post tensioned tendons was recommended.
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