WIT Press

Reconstruction Of The Frauenkirche Dresden, Structural Proof-checking Using A Complete 3D FE-model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990791

Volume

42

Pages

12

Published

1999

Size

1,269 kb

Author(s)

Jorg Peter & Martin Hertenstein

Abstract

The application of the Finite Element Method for the analysis of complex masonry structures is illustrated using the reconstruction of the Frauenkirche in Dresden as an example. In context with the proofing procedure this analysis method is applied to establish completely independent comparision calculations. In a model of half of the church all major structural components as cupola, wall- and tower-buttresses, pillars and choir are included. This complete model allows the checking of the load path and the complicated geometry as well as several parametric studies. The effects of different structural and foundation stiffiiess ratios can also be investigated. This contribution shows that the chosen calculation method using a complete three dimensional sy

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