Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Non-linear numerical modeling of historical masonry on a meso-scale

J. Novák*
Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29, Prague 6, Czech Republic

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This paper is concerned with the meso-scale modeling of mechanical response of regular natural stone masonry structures. The proposed approach relies on classical uncoupled numerical homogenization. The detailed analysis on a meso-scale is carried out to obtain the homogenized material parameters needed in the macroscopic constitutive law. Several examples are presented to document this modeling framework.

Keywords:  Masonry; First-order homogenization; Fracture energy

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