WIT Press


On The Modeling Of The Reinforcement Rings In Masonry Buildings: An Example

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON970241

Volume

14

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

598 kb

Author(s)

G. Pasquinelli

Abstract

Repair operations on many masonry buildings require the insertion into the structure of metallic reinforcement parts, such as rods or plates. The ability to appropriately model the contact interaction between masonry and reinforcement is very important in numerical simulations. Such interaction can be taken into account by the introduction of mutual constraints, or tying relations, among the displacements of nodes facing each other at the interface. In this paper, after a brief outline of the numerical technique, the case of an old chimney with a reinforcement ring in analysed and the results presented. 1 Introduction Very often fractures or zones of reduced load-bearing capacity develop inside many masonry buildings due to various reasons, such as poor maintenance, foundation

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