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Masonry Panels Under In-plane Loading: A Comparison Between Experimental And Numerical Results

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM950671

Volume

12

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

719 kb

Author(s)

U. Andreaus & L. Ippoliti

Abstract

Masonry panels under in-plane loading: a comparison between experimental and numerical results U. Andreaus, L. Ippoliti Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica, Facoltd di Ingegneria, Universita degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy ABSTRACT A comparison between experimental and numerical results has been worked out for brick masonry panels under a wide range of biaxial stress states. The numerical simulation has been carried out via ANSYS code. The single panel has been discretized by means of an eight noded solid element and 3-D incremental analysis has been performed under in-plane loading in order to trace the crack growth and propagation, and to evaluate the ultimate load at failure. Material has been assumed to be linear elastic and to exhibit brittle failure in tension. In the present paper the brick panel has been modelled in different ways as far as discretization mesh (either macro- and micro-modelling have been adopted

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