WIT Press


An Overview Of Masonry Creep

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR090181

Volume

109

Pages

12

Page Range

197 - 208

Published

2009

Size

524 kb

Author(s)

A. Taliercio

Abstract

This paper intends to give a state of the art overview on the experimental and theoretical studies regarding masonry creep, considering several papers published on this subject in the last two decades. Both new and historic masonry are addressed. Linear viscoelastic behaviour can be assumed in the analysis of masonry under service loads, whereas damage effects must be taken into account when analyzing the effects of heavy sustained loads, as in the case of several historic buildings. Finally, some applications are shown of a model to the prediction of the time evolution of creep-induced damage in historic masonry towers. Keywords: masonry, creep, damage.

Keywords

masonry, creep, damage