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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ID Code: 92250
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Explicit finite element model, Out-of-plane, Masonry, Macroscopic material, Shell element, Pre-compression
DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.01.026
ISSN: 0141-0296
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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