The influence of the elastic modulus on the finite element structural analysis of masonry arches

R. Quinteros-Mayne, I. de Arteaga, R. Goñi-Lasheras, A. Villarino, J. I. Villarino

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Abstract

Given the importance of geometry in structural analysis of masonry arches, and taking into account the relationship between stress and deformation, this article presents the influence of the elastic modulus in the collapse mechanism and load for the more common geometries within the masonry arches, considering the effect of the rigidity in the numerical convergence, and the computational cost, within the ABAQUS finite element software. For this, four geometries subjected to ten different elastic modulus are analyzed. The results obtained by the ABAQUS Finite Element Software are compared with the software based on the rigid blocks theory, LimitState Ring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-626
Number of pages13
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume221
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ABAQUS
  • Elastic moduli
  • Finite elements method
  • Limit analysis
  • Masonry arch
  • Structural analysis

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