WIT Press


A Numerical Tool To Simulate The Non-linear Behaviour Of Masonry Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM950731

Volume

12

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

890 kb

Author(s)

D. D'Ayala & A. Carriero

Abstract

The paper intends to present a computer programme developed to assess the mechanical behaviour of masonry structures. The incremental step by step procedure allows to run a series of elastic F.E. analyses, using a multipurpose software, which differ one from the other by the mechanical characteristics of the single finite elements. The fact that the masonry conforms to non associative rule is taken into account by running a double check of the stress state with respect to two different failure domains, one defined in the principal stresses plain, the other of Mohr-Coulomb type. The programme allows to defined the mansory either as an homogeneous material or as a composite material, implementing the mechanical characteristics of mortar and

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