Structural analysis, evaluation and strengthening of the temple of Augustus in Ankara

Uçak, Burak
The temple of Augustus in Ankara has stood as a keeper and witness of the region’s historical past for hundreds of years from the time of Galatians and Romans. Bearer of the sign of ancient times not only as carved on its walls but also with its architectural and structural features, this monument now is in the need of engineering intervention to cope with the risk of collapse. Consequently, its structural behavior was analyzed using nonlinear discrete element modeling and linear finite element modeling and several relevant strengthening methods were proposed within this study. Initially, the structure was tested for its ambient vibration characteristics to compare against the analytical model for calibration and its earthquake resistance capacity was investigated with calibrated linear elastic and discrete element analytical models. Measurements recorded by long term structural health monitoring devices previously installed on the structure were also collected and post-processed. Finally, four different strengthening methods divided into two main groups, prepared with “minimum possible intervention” principle in mind, were proposed and their contribution to overall seismic resistance was evaluated.


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Citation Formats
B. Uçak, “Structural analysis, evaluation and strengthening of the temple of Augustus in Ankara,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2016.