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Title: Finite element modelling of a hybrid unreinforced masonry-reinforced concrete wall
Authors: Frederickx, Florian
Vandoren, Bram
Degée, Hervé
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema
Citation: Modena, C.; da Porto, F.; Valluzzi, M.R. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, p. 203-210
Abstract: The combination of Unreinforced Masonry (URM) and Reinforced Concrete (RC) walls is widely used as bracing system in several countries. This paper deals with the implementation of a numerical model in a commercial finite element software package. The calibration process is described. The objective is to enhance the knowledge of the structural performance of mixed URM-RC systems and, in a subsequent stage, to optimise their design. In this study, we focus on the lateral bracing resistance under statically applied loads. The present numerical campaign fits within a larger project, which aims at optimising the general design of hybrid URM-RC solutions (i.e. the proportion of concrete vs. masonry) as well as the connections used in these hybrid solutions. The long-term objective of the project is the optimisation of the overall lateral load-bearing system.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21769
ISBN: 9781138029996
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
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