Failure Analysis of Masonry Structures

by P. B. Shing, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,
H. R. Lotfi, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,
A. Barzegarmehrabi, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,
J. Brunner, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics

Abstract: The use of smeared-crack and interface elements for the analysis of masonry structures is investigated. While a variety of structural problems can be solved with a combination of both elements, it has been shown that the smeared-crack approach alone is not sufficient to capture all the failure mechanisms of a masonry structure.

Subject Headings: Failure analysis | Masonry | Cracking | Structural members | Material failures | Structural failures | Plastic analysis

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