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Research Article

Dynamic identification of historical Molla Siyah Mosque before and after restoration  

İsmet Çalık*1, Alemdar Bayraktar2, Temel Türker2, Ali Osman Ayan1

1Directorate General of Foundations, Trabzon Regional Directorate, Trabzon, Turkey
2Department of Civil Engineering, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey



Restoration Effects, 

Ambient Vibration Testing,

Experimental Dynamic Characteristics, 

Historical Mosques, 

Molla Siyah Mosque, 

Masonry Structures

The effects of restoration on the experimental dynamic characteristics of historical masonry Molla Siyah Mosque in Trabzon, Turkey, are investigated in this paper. Firstly, the initial situation and the implemented restoration works of the mosque are mentioned in detail. Then, the experimental dynamic behaviors of the mosque before and after the restoration are obtained by using the Ambient Vibration Tests. High sensitivity seismic accelerometers with cables are used during the tests. The collected signals are evaluated by Enhanced Frequency Domain Decomposition Technique, and experimental natural frequencies, mode shapes and damping ratios of the mosque are determined for the initial and restoration cases. The obtained results are compared with each other and restoration effects on the dynamic behavior of the mosque are discussed in detail.

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24/5/2019 Collaboration for THERMAM 2019: Editorial Board of our journal and Organizing Committee of 6th International Conference of Thermophysical and Mechanical Properties of Advanced Materials, 8th Rostocker International Conference of Thermophysical Properties for Technical Thermodynamics have agreed to collaborate. Extended versions of the selected papers from the conference will be published in our journal. For more see Events.

23/12/2018 2018 Most Cited Paper Award: The paper authored by Jouni Freud and Alp Karakoç entitled as “Shear and torsion correction factors of Timoshenko beam model for generic cross sections" is awarded the 2018 Most Cited Paper Award of Research on Engineering Structures and Materials (RESM). We congratulate the authors and wish them a continued success.

23/12/2018 2018 Best Paper Award: The paper authored by Nelson C. Batista, Rui Melicio and Victor M. F. Mendes entitled as “Darrieus vertical axis wind turbines: methodology to study the self start capabilities considering symmetric and asymmetric air foils” is awarded the 2018 Best Paper Award of Research on Engineering Structures and Materials (RESM). We congratulate the authors and wish them a continued success.

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