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Title: Mesoscopic modelling of masonry using weak and strong discontinuities
Authors: Vandoren, Bram
De Proft, Kurt
Simone, Angelo
Sluys, Lambertus Johannes
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, 255, p. 167-182
Abstract: A mesocopic masonry model is presented in which joints are modelled by weak and strong discontinuities through the partition of unity property of finite element shape functions. A Drucker-Prager damage model describes joint degradation whereas the bricks remain linear elastic throughout the simulations. Analogies and differences amongst strong and weak discontinuity models are discussed, with special emphasis on kinematic description and implementation. Mesh sensitivity and performance of the presented models are illustrated by two-brick, three-point bending and shear wall tests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14495
DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2012.11.005
ISI #: 000315365200012
ISSN: 0045-7825
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
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