Numerical Simulation Of Complex Stress-states In Masonry Structures

Summary

A numerical analysis of complex stress state was provided on the basis of compression and shear tests of wall specimens.  For this analysis, a software package MAFEM3D, was applied which used the finite element method.  The numerical analysis was prepared for hetero- and homogenous material.  In both cases, the parameters of the boundary surface were determined in accompanying laboratory tests.  The results of numerical compression and shear calculations were compared with the findings of laboratory experiments and were shown to conform especially with regard to compressive strength, deformation, cracking and the variability of non-dilatational strain angle.  9 refs.

Primary author(s): Szojda L; Majewski S

                            Silesian University of Technology

Source: Masonry (9). Proc.6th Int.Masonry Conf.

            London,4-6 November 2002,p.471-476

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