WIT Press

Definition Of The Mechanical Features Of Historic Masonry And Assessment Of Its Seismic Behaviour Through Analytical Tools

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950322

Volume

17

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

810 kb

Author(s)

D.D'Ayala & A. Carriero

Abstract

Using statistical tools, an extensive review of the experimental literature on historic masonry has been carried out and a database obtained. From the statistical analysis of the data the correlation between a range of parameters emerged and regression's curves have been derived, which enable definition of the mechanic features of the masonry, when some of the mechanics and geometric feature of the components are known. The application to a number of f.e. non-linear models of simple structures is discussed. The procedure obtained can be a valid alternative to destructive tests on masonry buildings of historical or monumental value. 1 Introduction In assessing the structural behaviour of historical masonry building

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