73 ハギア・ソフィア大聖堂のドームの変形性状と耐震強度 [in Japanese] 73 Deformation and seismic strength of the dome of Hagia Sophia [in Japanese]
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For the purpose of obtaining the data concerning structural characteristics of Hagia Sophia, we have carried out a series of micro tremor measurements, experiments, and structural analyses of the dome. From the results of Finite Element analyses, the oval displacement pattern of the base of the dome is in accordance with the actual state of the structure. Comparison of the displacements of two transverse arches, N-S arch and double arch, seems to give an information that the north to south arch is weaker than the west to east arch. According to our structural analyses, the dome of Hagia Sophia seems to be vulnerable to severe earthquakes.
- Journal of structural engineering. B
Journal of structural engineering. B (43B), 641-646, 1997-03-20
Architectural Institute of Japan