Linear Dynamic Analysis of a Masonry Arch Bridge

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International Conference on Innovative Engineering Applications (CIEA’ 2018), Sivas, Turkey, 20 - 22 September 2018, pp.1

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Sivas
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


Historical masonry arch bridges are one of the most important part of transportation, commercial and architecture since the ancient times. These structures must transfer to next generation, but historical bridges can be damaged by unexpected events, such as earthquakes, floods and other major natural disasters. Because of these reasons seismic response of historical bridges must be known. In this study, it is aimed to investigate dynamic linear analysis of a masonry arch bridge. For this purpose, historical Musapalas masonry arch bridge is selected as a case study. Three dimensional model of the masonry arch bridge is generated by ANSYS software with macro modelling approach. 1992 Erzincan earthquake acceleration records are considered for dynamic analysis of the bridge. As a result of the analysis, dynamic response of the bridge such as displacements and maximum-minimum principal stresses are obtained and seismic response of the bridge is examined.