Modelling of Masonry under Horizontal Loads

Title: Modelling of Masonry under Horizontal Loads
Author(s): U. Schmidt, W. Brameshuber
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Conference on Material Science
Editor(s): W. Brameshuber
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-108-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-109-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 125 - 134
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 8
Language: English

Abstract: To characterise the flexural load bearing behaviour of masonry, a numerical model was developed and calibrated on wall tests. Extensive parameter studies were performed varying the previously determined material laws of the masonry units and the geometric properties (overlap, masonry thickness). On the basis of the numerical results, a calculation equation could be derived. The failure mechanisms could be comprehended by means of the stress distributions in the wall section.

Online publication: 2010-12-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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