WIT Press


Numerical Modeling Of Unreinforced Masonry Building

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM950661

Volume

12

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

827 kb

Author(s)

C. Gavarini, F. Mollaioli & G. Valente

Abstract

Research on the dynamic characteristics of masonry structural components has significantly lagged behind that of other construction materials in spite of masonry is the oldest and most traditional of those currently in use. For this reason the main purpose of this research is to implement numerical methods for existing masonry structures by the comparison with experi- mental tests. 1 Introduction Finite element modelling of masonry buildings is often motivated by the scarcity of data, which is simultaneously the main source of uncertainty on the quality of numerical results. In fact a very meaningful application of comp

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