WIT Press


A Complex Finite-element Model For The Investigation Of Historical Masonry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR130191

Volume

131

Pages

11

Page Range

221 - 231

Published

2013

Size

388 kb

Author(s)

J. Maděra, J. Kočí & R. Černý

Abstract

A finite-element model is applied for the calculation of temperature and relative humidity fields in three characteristic types of historical masonry. The complex finite-element mesh of the studied cross-sections is generated by commercial software GID and then the simulations are performed using computational tool SIFEL. To each material in the cross section, the respective material characteristics are assigned. In the same way, the materials are covered by finiteelement mesh. The computational results are used to assess the long-term hygrothermal performance of particular historical walls. The presented results show that some types of historical walls can be modeled using simplified homogenization methods. Keywords: finite element method, heat and moisture transport, historical masonry.

Keywords

Keywords: finite element method, heat and moisture transport, historical masonry.