Geometric and material property scaling factors for a thin-tile masonry dome

A. D. Sorensen, E. Erdogmus

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Abstract

Experimental testing of full-scale structures is often not possible or practical.Therefore the ability to construct scaled experiments and extract the results to full sized structures is extremely useful especially in the case of historic structures where destructive testing is not feasible. However, in order to extract the results, scaling factors for both geometry and material properties must be known. In this study, geometric and material property scaling factors for a thin-tile masonry dome are developed using parametric studies on a validated finite element model of a laboratory constructed half-scale physical model. The scaling factors are then used to predict the natural frequency of the full size structure which is then verified using experimental modal analysis data. Using the scaling factors developed in this study it is possible to accurately predict the natural frequency of one structure using experimental data acquired from a geometrically similar structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationAnamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016
EditorsKoen Van Balen, Els Verstrynge, Koen Van Balen
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages291-298
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138029514
StatePublished - 2016
Event10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: Sep 13 2016Sep 15 2016

Publication series

NameStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016

Other

Other10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period9/13/169/15/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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    Sorensen, A. D., & Erdogmus, E. (2016). Geometric and material property scaling factors for a thin-tile masonry dome. In K. Van Balen, E. Verstrynge, & K. Van Balen (Eds.), Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016 (pp. 291-298). (Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016). CRC Press/Balkema.