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Analyses Of A Masonry Wall Subjected To Horizontal Actions On Its Plane, Employing A Non-linear Procedure Using Changing Shape Finite Elements

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM950571

Volume

12

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

932 kb

Author(s)

P. D'Asdia & A. Viskovic

Abstract

In this paper are presented the results of some analyses of a two storeyed masonry wall, carried out by a non-linear step by step procedure purposely studied to analyse masonry walls, reinforced or not reinforced, subjected to horizontal forces in their middle plane. The same wall was also analysed by a laboratory test, carried out on a full size model, by the Operative Research Unity of the Department of Structural Mechanics of Pavia University [6]. A comparison between the mathematical model and the laboratory test, together with some parametric analyses carried out on the mathematical model are also presented. 1 Introduction The mathematical models schematize the masonry by macro-f

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