WIT Press

Non-linear Dynamic Analysis For Existing Masonry Structures According To Eurocode 8

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990381

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

708 kb

Author(s)

Bruno Biondi & Fortunate Motta

Abstract

In this paper a simplified method for non-linear dynamic analysis of masonry buildings with rigid floor diaphragms is proposed, considering the vertical and in- plane response of the walls. The relevant feature of the method resides in a unique-kind of macro-element, suitable to modelling the mechanical behaviour of the building plain masonry walls. The analysis will be conducted by a direct numerical "step-by-step" integration of its differential equations of motion, (treated beforehand to reduce in number and to uncouple these equations). The results of the analysis are: /) the time history of floor displacements under an arbitrarily prescribed direction of the resulting horizontal seismic action evaluated according to the Eurocode 8 provi

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