An explicit finite element modelling method for masonry walls under out-of-plane loading
Noor-E-Khuda, Sarkar, Dhanasekar, Manicka, & Thambiratnam, David (2016) An explicit finite element modelling method for masonry walls under out-of-plane loading. Engineering Structures, 113, pp. 103-120.
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An explicit finite element modelling method is formulated using a layered shell element to examine the behaviour of masonry walls subject to out-of-plane loading. Masonry is modelled as a homogenised material with distinct directional properties that are calibrated from datasets of a “C” shaped wall tested under pressure loading applied to its web. The predictions of the layered shell model have been validated using several out-of-plane experimental datasets reported in the literature. Profound influence of support conditions, aspect ratio, pre-compression and opening to the strength and ductility of masonry walls is exhibited from the sensitivity analyses performed using the model.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Explicit finite element model, Out-of-plane, Masonry, Macroscopic material, Shell element, Pre-compression|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Deposited On:||22 Jan 2016 02:11|
|Last Modified:||21 Jun 2016 07:44|
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