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Dynamic Analysis Of Slender Towers Made Of No-tension Material With Limited Compressive Strength

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU040301

Volume

73

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

374 kb

Author(s)

M. Lucchesi, B. Pintucchi & N. Zani

Abstract

This paper deals with a simplified non-linear model of continuous cantilever beams that, while it can make it easier to represent the dynamic response of masonry columns and slender structures with simple geometry and flexural behaviour, is able to account for the main mechanical characteristics of the material. A non-linear elastic constitutive law is defined in terms of generalized stress and strain, assuming the material has no resistance to tension and has limited compressive strength, which has been formulated in previous work for rectangular cross-section beams and generalized, in the ongoing work, to the case of hollow rectangular sections, in order to study the dynamic behaviour of various types of towers, bell towers and similar structures. Therefore, this relationship has been used to d

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