Modelling the failure of thin layered mortar joints in masonry

Nazir, Shahid & Dhanasekar , Manicka (2013) Modelling the failure of thin layered mortar joints in masonry. Engineering Structures, 49, pp. 615-627.

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This paper deals with the failure of high adhesive, low compressive strength, thin layered polymer mortar joints in masonry through a contact modelling in finite element framework. Failure due to combined shear, tensile and compressive stresses are considered through a constitutive damaging contact model that incorporates traction–separation as a function of displacement discontinuity. The modelling method is verified using single and multiple contact analyses of thin mortar layered masonry specimens under shear, tensile and compressive stresses and their combinations. Using this verified method, the failure of thin mortar layered masonry under a range of shear to tension ratios and shear to compression ratios has been examined. Finally, this model is applied to thin bed masonry wallettes for their behaviour under biaxial tension–tension and compression–tension loadings perpendicular and parallel to the bed joints.

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ID Code: 61936
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Thin Mortar Layered Masonry, Finite Element Method, Contact Modelling, Biaxial Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.12.017
ISSN: 0141-0296
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2013 05:59
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 12:19

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