Numerical modeling of masonry structures is nowadays still an active research field, and this is partly due to a number of open issues related to preservation and restoration of historical constructions and the availability of computational tools that have become more and more refined. This work focuses on the analysis of settlement-induced failure patterns characterizing the in-plane response of two-dimensional dry-joints masonry panels, which differ in terms of texture, geometry, and settlement configuration. Brick-block masonry, interpreted as a jointed assembly of prismatic particles in dry contact, can be modeled as a discrete system of rigid blocks interacting through contact surfaces with no tensile strength and finite friction, modeled as zero thickness elasto-plastic Mohr-Coulomb interfaces. Different approaches and numerical models have been adopted herein: Limit Analysis (LA), a discrete model DEM, and a continuous Finite Element Model (FEM). Limit Analysis is able to provide fast and reliable results in terms of collapse multiplier and relative kinematics. In this work, a standard LA procedure was coded through Linearized Mathematical Programming to take into account sliding mechanisms through dilatant joints. Discrete models are particularly suitable to study historical masonry materials, where rigid bodies interact between contact and friction. Here, a combined Finite/Discrete Element approach (FEM/DEM) is adopted. Finally, analyses are conducted through the Finite Element approach, resorting to a continuum anisotropic elastic perfectly plastic constitutive model. Some selected case studies have been investigated and found to have adopted the above mentioned models, and numerical results have been interpreted to highlight the capability of the approaches to predict failure patterns for various geometrical features of the structure and settlement configurations.

Discrete and continuous approaches for the failure analysis of masonry structures subjected to settlements / Pepe, M.; Sangirardi, M.; Reccia, E.; Pingaro, M.; Trovalusci, P.; de Felice, G.. - In: FRONTIERS IN BUILT ENVIRONMENT. - ISSN 2297-3362. - 6(2020). [10.3389/fbuil.2020.00043]

Discrete and continuous approaches for the failure analysis of masonry structures subjected to settlements

Pingaro M.;Trovalusci P.
Penultimo
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2020

Abstract

Numerical modeling of masonry structures is nowadays still an active research field, and this is partly due to a number of open issues related to preservation and restoration of historical constructions and the availability of computational tools that have become more and more refined. This work focuses on the analysis of settlement-induced failure patterns characterizing the in-plane response of two-dimensional dry-joints masonry panels, which differ in terms of texture, geometry, and settlement configuration. Brick-block masonry, interpreted as a jointed assembly of prismatic particles in dry contact, can be modeled as a discrete system of rigid blocks interacting through contact surfaces with no tensile strength and finite friction, modeled as zero thickness elasto-plastic Mohr-Coulomb interfaces. Different approaches and numerical models have been adopted herein: Limit Analysis (LA), a discrete model DEM, and a continuous Finite Element Model (FEM). Limit Analysis is able to provide fast and reliable results in terms of collapse multiplier and relative kinematics. In this work, a standard LA procedure was coded through Linearized Mathematical Programming to take into account sliding mechanisms through dilatant joints. Discrete models are particularly suitable to study historical masonry materials, where rigid bodies interact between contact and friction. Here, a combined Finite/Discrete Element approach (FEM/DEM) is adopted. Finally, analyses are conducted through the Finite Element approach, resorting to a continuum anisotropic elastic perfectly plastic constitutive model. Some selected case studies have been investigated and found to have adopted the above mentioned models, and numerical results have been interpreted to highlight the capability of the approaches to predict failure patterns for various geometrical features of the structure and settlement configurations.
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