numerical modeling of masonry and historical structures

Numerical Modeling Of Masonry And Historical Structures
Author: Bahman Ghiassi
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2019-06-15
Pages: 890
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Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures: From Theory to Application provides detailed information on the theoretical background and practical guidelines for numerical modeling of unreinforced and reinforced (strengthened) masonry and historical structures. The book consists of four main sections, covering seismic vulnerability analysis of masonry and historical structures, numerical modeling of unreinforced masonry, numerical modeling of FRP-strengthened masonry, and numerical modeling of TRM-strengthened masonry. Each section reflects the theoretical background and current state-of-the art, providing practical guidelines for simulations and the use of input parameters. Covers important issues relating to advanced methodologies for the seismic vulnerability assessment of masonry and historical structures Focuses on modeling techniques used for the nonlinear analysis of unreinforced masonry and strengthened masonry structures Follows a theory to practice approach

Computational Modeling Of Masonry Structures Using The Discrete Element Method
Author: Sarhosis, Vasilis
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2016-06-09
Pages: 505
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The Discrete Element Method (DEM) has emerged as a solution to predicting load capacities of masonry structures. As one of many numerical methods and computational solutions being applied to evaluate masonry structures, further research on DEM tools and methodologies is essential for further advancement. Computational Modeling of Masonry Structures Using the Discrete Element Method explores the latest digital solutions for the analysis and modeling of brick, stone, concrete, granite, limestone, and glass block structures. Focusing on critical research on mathematical and computational methods for masonry analysis, this publication is a pivotal reference source for scholars, engineers, consultants, and graduate-level engineering students.

Structural Analysis Of Historical Constructions
Author: Rafael Aguilar
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-08-18
Pages: 2220
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This volume contains the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC) that was held in Cusco, Peru in 2018. It disseminates recent advances in the areas related to the structural analysis of historical and archaeological constructions. The challenges faced in this field show that accuracy and robustness of results rely heavily on an interdisciplinary approach, where different areas of expertise from managers, practitioners, and scientists work together. Bearing this in mind, SAHC 2018 stimulated discussion on the new knowledge developed in the different disciplines involved in analysis, conservation, retrofit, and management of existing constructions. This book is organized according to the following topics: assessment and intervention of archaeological heritage, history of construction and building technology, advances in inspection and NDT, innovations in field and laboratory testing applied to historical construction and heritage, new technologies and techniques, risk and vulnerability assessments of heritage for multiple types of hazards, repair, strengthening, and retrofit of historical structures, numerical modeling and structural analysis, structural health monitoring, durability and sustainability, management and conservation strategies for heritage structures, and interdisciplinary projects and case studies. This volume holds particular interest for all the community interested in the challenging task of preserving existing constructions, enable great opportunities, and also uncover new challenges in the field of structural analysis of historical and archeological constructions.

Structural Analysis Of Historic Constructions
Author: Xiang Lin Gu
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2010-10-19
Pages: 1336
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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). Increasing urbanization constitutes a mounting threat to cultural heritage sites around the world; especially in developing countries. Natural and man-made environmental hazards are causing more damage to historic constructions than ever before. The conservation of historical constructions is facing new challenges introduced by waves of immigration and industrialization. The present papers on this subject are organized into two volumes, and the topics of interest span the entire spectrum of structural analyses of historic constructions: including Materials and Structural Configuration, Structural Inspection and Monitoring, Structural Analysis and Assessment, Seismic Analysis and Evaluation, Strengthening Technologies, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting and Sustainable Utilization of Historic Constructions in China. It is the hope of the editors that this special collection will stimulate scientists and technologists to develop further theories and technologies and help them in their endeavors in conserving historic constructions, now and tomorrow.

Handbook Of Research On Seismic Assessment And Rehabilitation Of Historic Structures
Author: Asteris, Panagiotis G.
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2015-07-13
Pages: 867
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Rehabilitation of heritage monuments provides sustainable development and cultural significance to a region. The most sensitive aspect of the refurbishment of existing buildings lies in the renovation and recovery of structural integrity and public safety. The Handbook of Research on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures evaluates developing contributions in the field of earthquake engineering with regards to the analysis and treatment of structural damage inflicted by seismic activity. This book is a vital reference source for professionals, researchers, students, and engineers active in the field of earthquake engineering who are interested in the emergent developments and research available in the preservation and rehabilitation of heritage buildings following seismic activity.

Numerical Modelling Of Discrete Materials In Geotechnical Engineering  Civil Engineering And Earth Sciences
Author: Heinz Konietzky
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2004-10-15
Pages: 319
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In this fully up-to-date volume, important new developments and applications of discrete element modelling are highlighted and brought together for presentation at the First International UDEC/3DEC Symposium. Papers covered the following key areas: * behaviour of masonry structures (walls, bridges, towers, columns) * stability and deformation of tunnels and caverns in fractured rock masses * geomechanical modelling for mining and waste repositories * rock reinforcement design (anchors, shotcrete, bolts) * mechanical and hydro-mechanical behaviour of dams and foundations * rock slope stability, deformation and failure mechanisms * modelling of fundamental rock mechanical problems * modelling of geological processes * constitutive laws for fractured rock masses and masonry structures * dynamic behaviour of discrete structures. Numerical Modelling of Discrete Materials in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Earth Sciences provides an ultra-modern, in-depth analysis of discrete element modelling in a range of different fields, thus proving valuable reading for civil, mining, and geotechnical engineers, as well as other interested professionals.

Brick And Block Masonry   From Historical To Sustainable Masonry
Author: Jan Kubica
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2020-07-06
Pages: 1076
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Brick and Block Masonry - From Historical to Sustainable Masonry contains the keynote and semi-keynote lectures and all accepted regular papers presented online during the 17th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference IB2MaC (Kraków, Poland, July 5-8, 2020). Masonry is one of the oldest structures, with more than 6,000 years of history. However, it is still one of the most popular and traditional building materials, showing new and more attractive features and uses. Modern masonry, based on new and modified traditional materials and solutions, offers a higher quality of life, energy savings and more sustainable development. Hence, masonry became a more environmentally friendly building structure. Brick and Block Masonry - From Historical to Sustainable Masonry focuses on historical, current and new ideas related to masonry development, and will provide a very good platform for sharing knowledge and experiences, and for learning about new materials and technologies related to masonry structures. The book will be a valuable compendium of knowledge for researchers, representatives of industry and building management, for curators and conservators of monuments, and for students.

Seismic Analysis And Retrofitting Of Historical Buildings
Author: Antonio Formisano
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Release Date: 2020-10-29
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Mechanics Of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials III
Author: Angelo Di Tommaso
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2019-08-16
Pages: 702
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This book collected from papers presented on the 6th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials (MuRiCo6, June 26-28, 2019, Bologna, Italy). The aim of this collection is to present and review the latest achievements in modelling, testing and controlling masonry structures strengthened with composite materials. The innovative strengthening apparatus here considered consists of composites with continuous fibres (carbon, steel, basalt, aramid, glass, PBO? etc.) reinforcing polymer or inorganic matrices. The special problems regarding the strengthening of monumental historic constructions, considering appropriate techniques in the domain of architecture structural conservation, are focused in many scientific articles authored by eminent scientists.

Structural Rehabilitation Of Old Buildings
Author: Aníbal Costa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-09-11
Pages: 348
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This present book describes the different construction systems and structural materials and elements within the main buildings typologies, and it analyses the particularities of each of them, including, at the end, general aspects concerning laboratory and in-situ testing, numerical modeling, vulnerability assessment and construction maintenance.

Masonry Constructions  Mechanical Models And Numerical Applications
Author: Massimiliano Lucchesi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-05-13
Pages: 164
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Many historically and artistically important masonry buildings of the world’s architecturalheritageareindireneedofmaintenanceandrestoration.Inorder tooptimizesuchoperationsintermsofcost-e?ectiveness,architecturalimpact andstatice?ectiveness,accuratemodelsofthestructuralbehaviorofmasonry constructions are invaluable. The ultimate aim of such modeling is to obtain important information, such as the stress ?eld, and to estimate the extent of cracking and its evolution when the structure is subjected to variations in both boundary and loading conditions. Although masonry has been used in building for centuries, it is only - centlythatconstitutivemodelsandcalculationtechniqueshavebeenavailable that enable realistic description of the static behavior of structures made of this heterogeneous material whose response to tension is fundamentally d- ferent from that to compression. Important insights on the mechanical behavior of masonry arches and vaults come from as far back as Leonardo [10], Hooke [58], Poleni [92] and many other authors (see [47], [9] and [10] for detailed references). Castigliano, in his famous paper on the Mosca bridge [23], and Signorini, in his studies on masonry beams [97], [98], showed both the possibility and necessity of taking into account the weak tensile strength of masonry material.

Contemporary Problems In Architecture And Construction
Author: Darja Kube?ková
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Pages: 950
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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 6th International Conference on Contemporary Problems of Architecture and Construction, June 24-27, 2014, Ostrava, Czech Republic. The 161 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Materials and Technologies in Civil and Building Engineering, Chapter 2: Structural Mechanics and Analysis, Applied Mechanics, Constructions and Civil Engineering Applications, Chapter 3: Geotechnologies and Geology, Tunneling and Subways, Seismology, Chapter 4: Environmental Engineering, Green, Energy and Thermal Engineering in Building, Chapter 5: Architectural Culture and Design, Urban and Transport Planning and Problems, Chapter 6: Municipal Engineering, Water Systems and Resources, Management and Economics, Forensic Sciences, Chapter 7: Education Engineering

Restoration Of Architectural Heritage
Author: Stanislav Kolisnychenko
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Pages: 1630
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The conventional and unconventional materials, modern engineering methods and technologies employed in the restoration and reconstruction of architectural heritage are the topics of the aggregated edition “Restoration of Architectural Heritage". The book contains the scientific articles selected from the materials published by Trans Tech Publications Inc. from 2010 to 2016 inclusive. We hope this collection will be useful for many readers whose activity refers to the architectural heritage preservation sphere.

Topics In Dynamics Of Civil Structures  Volume 4
Author: Fikret Necati Catbas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-15
Pages: 569
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Topics in Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 4: Proceedings of the 31st IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2013, the fourth volume of seven from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics, including papers on: Modal Parameter Identification for Civil Structures Vibration Control of Civil Structures Cable Dynamics Damage Detection Models for Civil Structures Data-Driven Health Monitoring of Structures & Infrastructure Experimental Techniques for Civil Structures Human-induced Vibrations of Civil Structures Structural Modeling for Civil Structures

3D Numerical Simulation Of Experiments On Masonry Arch Bridges
Author: Ignacio Brunet Coll
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Release Date: 2016
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Masonry arch bridges are one of the oldest civil engineering heritage preserved until today. Besides having great historical and engineering value, most are still functional and come to be approximately 60% of the total European masonry railway bridge stock. Most of these structures have to withstand increased axle loads higher than the designed ones. Consequently, many masonry bridges are damaged and need to be refurbished and in worst cases replaced. The Construction Engineering Department of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia carried out a real-scale masonry arch bridge aiming to improve the understanding of these types of structures. Since this experimental test, and based on previous studies of the same case of study, this dissertation has the objective to set up a three-dimensional numerical model to reproduce the same results obtained in the laboratory. First, a current state of the art about these types of structures is presented including a brief description of the main structural elements and their typologies, the main characteristics of masonry and a brief history of the analysis of these structures, from its beginnings in the seventeenth century till the implementation of finite element method. Moreover, the construction, material characterization and test instrumentation of the experimental test is described. The results are analysed and compared with previous analytical and numerical predictions. Finally, a non-linear analysis of a new three-dimensional model including all the main structural elements and interactions between them through the use of interface elements is performed.

Retrofitting Of Heritage Structures
Author: S. Syngellakis
Publisher: WIT Press
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 187
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The preservation of heritage architecture is a cultural objective rigorously pursued by communities and nations wishing to promote their history, civilisation and aesthetic achievements. Structures built in the remote past by traditional methods have suffered the consequences of extreme loading events, such as earthquakes, over long time periods. Retrofitting is an approach based on recent technological developments and scientific knowledge, whereby modern construction methods and materials are applied to the repair and strengthening of historical structures. This book aims to inform on current retrofitting techniques, their application to various types of historical architecture and their effectiveness to fulfil their purpose.Retrofitted structural forms covered in the book vary widely from age old places of worship, such as churches, mosques and temples, as well as castles and palaces to more modern, distinguished private residences or public buildings, some of them designed by well known architects. Their methods of construction range from traditional, such as stone or brick masonry to more recent textile block systems and even reinforced concrete frameworks. Reference is made to detailed visual inspections of damaged structure providing valuable insight into possible causes of failure; such inspections are usually combined with material characterisation which is an essential input to numerical modelling for assessing the behaviour of the structure before and after retrofitting. The book describes strengthening techniques for masonry walls including re-pointing, injection grouting and the use of steel ties. The use of reinforced concrete is proposed in the form of cast-in-place walls, jackets or tie-beams; that of carbon fibre reinforced laminates for strengthening walls and slabs. Innovative use of materials, such as shape memory alloys, self-compacting concrete or thin lead layers is also suggested. Particular attention is given to methods for moderating the consequences of destructive earthquakes. Seismic energy absorbing devices and base isolation systems are two effective means of providing protection against future seismic events although their application is often met with many technical challenges in practice.Retrofitting of Heritage Structures Against Earthquakes will be of interest to members of academic institutions, government or private cultural preservation establishments and specialist consultant engineers.The book contains very practical, technical advice on many issues; this would be of considerable interest to construction companies specialising in repairs and maintenance of historical structures.

Structural Analysis Of Historic Construction  Preserving Safety And Significance  Two Volume Set
Author: Dina D'Ayala
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2008-06-02
Pages: 1588
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The successful preservation of an historic building, complex or city depends on the continued use and daily care that come with it. The possibility of continued use depends on the adaptation of the building to modern standards and practice of living, requiring changes in constructional or structural features. Conservation engineering is the process of understanding, interpreting and managing the architectural heritage to safely deliver it to posterity, enhancing private or public utility vis a vis minimum loss of fabric and significance. These two objectives are sometimes conflicting. With increasing global interest in conservation engineering it is essential to open the debate on more inclusive definitions of significance and on more articulated concepts of safety by use of acceptable and reliable technologies, integrating further the activity of all the professions involved in conservation.

Structural Repair And Maintenance Of Historical Buildings II  General Studies  Materials And Analysis
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Release Date: 1991
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Mechanics Of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials II
Author: Angelo di Tommaso
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Pages: 726
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MuRiCo5 Selected, peer reviewed papers from the International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composites Materials (MuRiCo5), June 28-30, 2017, Bologna, Italy

Experimental Analysis Of Nano And Engineering Materials And Structures
Author: E.E. Gdoutos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-12-06
Pages: 978
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This volume contains two-page abstracts of the 482 papers presented at the latest conference on the subject, in Alexandroupolis, Greece. The accompanying CD contains the full length papers. The abstracts of the fifteen plenary lectures are included at the beginning of the book. The remaining 467 abstracts are arranged in 23 tracks and 28 special symposia/sessions with 225 and 242 abstracts, respectively. The papers of the tracks have been contributed from open call, while the papers of the symposia/sessions have been solicited by the respective organizers.