The linear elastic analysis of in-plane and out-of-plane loaded masonry walls is still significant under service loads and is required by codes of practice, therefore the knowledge of the homogenized mechanical properties of masonry is of relevant interest. The aim of this paper is to discuss the problem of the out-of-plane loaded masonry walls in detail and to assess the accuracy and reliability of different homogenization approaches presented in the technical literature, with particular interest in recent explicit formulas obtained through an asymptotic model (as reported by Cecchi and Sab in 2002). Several meaningful comparisons are presented for different types of new and historical masonry structures currently employed in Italy. The validation of the analytical models is carried out by means of a three-dimensional (3D) finite-element (FE) out-of-plane homogenization. A final structural comparison among analytical models, FE out-of-plane homogenization, and a computationally expensive heterogeneous 3D FE model is discussed for a simply supported square panel laterally loaded.

Validation of analytical multiparameter homogenization models for out-of-plane loaded masonry walls by means of the finite element method

MILANI, GABRIELE;
2005

Abstract

The linear elastic analysis of in-plane and out-of-plane loaded masonry walls is still significant under service loads and is required by codes of practice, therefore the knowledge of the homogenized mechanical properties of masonry is of relevant interest. The aim of this paper is to discuss the problem of the out-of-plane loaded masonry walls in detail and to assess the accuracy and reliability of different homogenization approaches presented in the technical literature, with particular interest in recent explicit formulas obtained through an asymptotic model (as reported by Cecchi and Sab in 2002). Several meaningful comparisons are presented for different types of new and historical masonry structures currently employed in Italy. The validation of the analytical models is carried out by means of a three-dimensional (3D) finite-element (FE) out-of-plane homogenization. A final structural comparison among analytical models, FE out-of-plane homogenization, and a computationally expensive heterogeneous 3D FE model is discussed for a simply supported square panel laterally loaded.
Elastic analysis; Constitutive relations; Orthotropism; Flexural strength; Finite element method; Anisotropic plates; Walls; Masonry
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