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MESOSCOPIC MODELLING OF MASONRY USING GFEM: A COMPARISON OF STRONG AND WEAK DISCONTINUITY MODELS

Vandoren, B.; Proft, K. De;

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Two mesoscopic masonry models are presented in which the mortar joints are incorporated using the Generalised Finite Element Method (GFEM): a model in which the joints are represented as strong discontinuities and a model in which weak discontinuities are used to model the joints. The bricks remain linear elastic throughout the calculation. The presented models are compared using equivalent damage models through shear wall and settlement tests. The simulations are validated with experimental results available in literature.

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Palavras-chave: Masonry, GFEM, Mesoscopic models.,

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DOI: 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-18040

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Vandoren, B.; Proft, K. De; "MESOSCOPIC MODELLING OF MASONRY USING GFEM: A COMPARISON OF STRONG AND WEAK DISCONTINUITY MODELS", p. 628-635 . In: In Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics [= Blucher Mechanical Engineering Proceedings, v. 1, n. 1]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2358-0828, DOI 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-18040

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