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A macro-modelling finite element technique for the realistic simulation of cracking in masonry structures

Author
Saloustros, S.; Pelà, L.; Cervera, M.; Roca, P.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Date of publication
2016
Presentation's date
2016-09-14
Book of congress proceedings
Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls: proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC, Leuven, Belgium, 13-15 September 2016)
First page
284
Last page
290
Publisher
CRC Press
Project funding
EACY - Enhanced accuracy computational and experimental framework for strain localization and failure mechanisms
Multiscale techniques for the experimental and numerical anlysis of the reliability of masonry structures
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/90030 Open in new window
Abstract
This paper presents an improved computational model for the analysis of masonry structures based on continuum mechanics finite element approaches. The proposed numerical technique uses a cracktracking algorithm to model the formation of strain localization bands within the discretization domain. This strategy results in two major benefits. First, the representation of the discrete cracks experienced by masonry structural elements is more accurate and consistent with limit analysis, which in turn...
Citation
Saloustros, S., Pela, L., Cervera, M., Roca, P. A macro-modelling finite element technique for the realistic simulation of cracking in masonry structures. A: International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. "Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls: proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC, Leuven, Belgium, 13-15 September 2016)". Leuven: CRC Press, 2016, p. 284-290.
Group of research
(MC)2 - UPC Computational continuum mechanics
ATEM - Structural and Materials Technology
RMEE - Strength of Materials and Structural Engineering Research Group

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