Title: In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Homogenisation of Masonry
Citation: COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES vol. 85 no. 17-18 p. 1321-1330
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC37497
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC37497
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper explains how to derive numerically the mechanical characteristics of masonry from the mechanical properties of the constituents using the homogenisation technique. So far, this technique has been applied principally to the in-plane behaviour of masonry. This paper focuses on the generalization of the homogenisation procedure to the out-of-plane behaviour of masonry, in such a way that the in-plane (membrane) and out-of-plane (bending) characteristics of the homogeneous equivalent plate can be derived in one step. In particular, the presented procedure makes it possible to investigate the behaviour of a portion of a masonry wall under any load path combining in-plane and out-of-plane actions.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.