Computer Implementation for Analysis of Complex Masonry Shell Structures
- Jerzy Szolomicki, Piotr Berkowski
- Corresponding Author
- Jerzy Szolomicki
Available Online July 2013.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/cse.2013.8How to use a DOI?
- computer analysis; finite element method; masonry shell structures
- The increasing interest in historic architectural complex buildings and the need to understand the behavior of historical structures has led to development of computational methods used for analysis of the masonry vaults. The paper deals with some of the explicit and numerical methods used for modeling the mechanical behavior of masonry vaults. After a brief description of complex geometry, a numerical method for the structural analysis is presented. The Authors introduce the basic principles of finite element method for static and dynamic analysis. The theory is then applied to investigate the static behavior of different kinds of vaults, for instance barrel, cross, sex-partite and cloister ones. These types of vaults has not been thoroughly studied mainly due to the difficulty of applying the classical theories to their complex shapes.
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TY - CONF AU - Jerzy Szolomicki AU - Piotr Berkowski PY - 2013/07 DA - 2013/07 TI - Computer Implementation for Analysis of Complex Masonry Shell Structures BT - 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE 2013) PB - Atlantis Press UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/cse.2013.8 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/cse.2013.8 ID - Szolomicki2013/07 ER -