Within the scope of this study, the effects of design spectra, which were started to be used with the Turkish
Building Earthquake Code updated in 2018, for a masonry minaret were tried to be revealed. The effect of the
design spectra, which are located in the same seismic zone but used specifically for each settlement, on the seismic
behavior of minarets has been investigated. Seismic parameters, horizontal and vertical spectra were also compared
for seven different locations considered in this study. Base shear forces, displacement, period, and maximum stress
values of the sample masonry minaret were obtained as a result of structural analyzes for each settlement,
respectively. The study revealed that the differentiation in the design spectrum significantly affects the structural
analysis. In addition, completely different results were obtained in the current regulation for the settlements that
had the same values on a regional basis in the previous regulation


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