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Title: Design and construction of a test setup to investigate ground settlement response of large-scale masonry building models
Authors: Dalgıç, Korhan Deniz
Yeşilyurt, Cennet
Gülen, Burcu
Liu, Yiyan
Açıkgöz, Sinan
Maraşlı, Muhammed
İlki, Alper
Keywords: Damage
Ground settlement
Masonry buildings
Test setup
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: Underground construction activities such as tunnelling and deep excavations in urban areas may impact a significant number of surface structures and cause damage. Tunnelling-induced damage can often be repaired, but at great expense, due to significant repair costs and associated project delays. Within this context, damage caused by excavation-induced ground movements on heritage masonry buildings requires further attention, due to the cultural value and vulnerability of these assets. There is a need for experimental studies to better understand the structural response of these buildings to excavation-induced ground movements. In this study, a test setup was designed and constructed to examine the response of an experimental building model, replicating historic masonry structures, against differential settlement effects. The settlement apparatus relies on controlled jacking of large steel beams to apply differential displacements to the building. A specific tunneling scenario was considered for the design of the settlement apparatus. The constructed test setup is validated by evaluating the displacement profiles of the steel beam for different tests, with or without building. Differences between the differential settlements experienced by the steel beam and the building highlights how building weight and progressive damage may increase compliance to ground movements. © 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
ISSN: 2211-0844
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering / İnşaat Mühendisliği
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection

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