Masonry Constructions: Mechanical Models and Numerical Applications [electronic resource] / by Massimiliano Lucchesi, Nicola Zani, Cristina Padovani, Giuseppe Pasquinelli.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics: 39Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008Description: XII, 164 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540791119Subject(s): Engineering | Mechanics | Engineering mathematics | Mechanical engineering | Vibration | Engineering | Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control | Mechanics | Structural Mechanics | Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering | Mechanical EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620 LOC classification: TA355TA352-356Online resources: Click here to access online
Elements of Tensor Algebra and Analysis -- The Constitutive Equations of Masonry-Like Materials -- Equilibrium of Masonry Bodies -- The Numerical Method -- Masonry Arches, Vaults and Domes -- Comparison Between Explicit and Numerical Solutions -- Applications.
Numerical methods for the structural analysis of masonry constructions can be of great value in assessing the safety of artistically important masonry buildings and optimizing potential operations of maintenance and strengthening in terms of their cost-effectiveness, architectural impact and static effectiveness. This monograph firstly provides a detailed description of the constitutive equation of masonry-like materials, clearly setting out its most important features. It then goes on to provide a numerical procedure to solve the equilibrium problem of masonry solids. A large portion of the work is devoted to examples and applications. After solving some simple equilibrium problems, for which the explicit and numerical solutions are compared, three cases dealing with the statics of important monuments are then presented. The numerical modeling yields essential information on the stress field and crack distribution, and enables assessing the effects of strengthening operations. Lastly, a ladle employed in the iron and steel industry is studied, and the behavior of the refractory material lining the metallic vessel characterized.