WIT Press


Testing And Modelling Of Masonry Creep And Damage In Uniaxial Compression

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030151

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

727.65 kb

Author(s)

J. Pina-Henriques & P.B. Lourenço

Abstract

Testing and modelling of masonry creep and damage in uniaxial compression J. Pina-Henriques & P. B. Lourengo University of Minho, Portugal Abstract The problems related to the analysis of ancient constructions are gigantic due to the difficulties in characterizing the geometry, the materials, the sequence of construction, the existing damage and the building processes. A difficult aspect in the repair and strengthening of existing structures is the long term loading of masonry in compression. Safety assessment has been greatly influenced by the collapse of monumental buildings in the last decade, where creep behaviour and creep-fatigue interaction proved to be of relevance for massive masonry walls. Experimental tests on masonry creep have been recently carried out, together with numerical implementations. Both testing and numerical modelling of multi-leaf masonry walls need still more research. Experimental testing on the creep of regular ancient masonry together with numerical modelling is c

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