WIT Press


Numerical Analysis Of Failure Mechanisms Of Historical Constructions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DM000361

Volume

26

Pages

7

Published

2000

Size

537 kb

Author(s)

J.M. Sieczkowski, I.P. Szotomicki

Abstract

This paper presents numerical analysis of complex masonry structures using FEM. The results of computations are very important because the load-carrying ability and deferability of historical masonry structures is still not sufficiently known. Masonry is incapable of carrying tensile forces, and will crack in response to displacements imposed by the external environment. The main objective was prediction of failure mechanisms of complex masonry structures applying an interface and damage model 1 Introduction Nowadays there is a general concern for preservation of historical constructions. This will invariably require to pay greater attention to the reliable assessment of the structural conditions of the monuments and to the correct design of intervention measures. The first step to analysis of historical con

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