Predicting Earthquake Damage to Masonry Structures

Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) was once an early Greek church, built during the Byzantine period and for one period of 800 years it was the largest structure in the world. During this time it was affected by many earthquakes resulting in several reconstructions of different parts of the main dome and repair of some structural elements. LUSAS has been used to investigate the safety of the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, during an earthquake and to determine if any strengthening or repair work is required.

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