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Numerical analysis of a masonry façade subject to tunnelling-induced settlements


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Giardina, G., van de Graaf, A. V., Hendriks, M. A. N., Rots, J. G. and Marini, A., 2013. Numerical analysis of a masonry façade subject to tunnelling-induced settlements. Engineering Structures, 54, pp. 234-247.

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Abstract

This paper presents a semi-coupled approach for the modelling of the response of masonry buildings subjected to tunnelling-induced settlements. The 2D finite element model includes a continuum cracking model for the masonry material and a non-linear interface accounting for the soil and foundation stiffness. A new sequentially linear analysis scheme for non-proportional loading is also applied. The modelling approach has been validated by comparison with the results of an experimental test performed on a 1/10th scaled masonry façade. The results proved the capability of the continuum model to accurately reproduce the crack pattern and the deformation of the tested structure. A sensitivity study has been performed to evaluate the influence of building cracking and soil-structure interface parameters. The high dependency of the structural response on the material cracking and soil-structure interface stiffness indicates that the presented model can be used to perform extensive parametric analyses to improve the existent damage design curves.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsGiardina, G., van de Graaf, A. V., Hendriks, M. A. N., Rots, J. G. and Marini, A.
DOI10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.03.055
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Uncontrolled Keywordscracking,damage assessment,masonry,numerical analysis,soil-structure interaction
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code53792

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