Towards a multiscale analysis of periodic masonry brickwork: A FEM algorithm with damage and friction. (English) Zbl 1121.74445

Summary: The aim of this paper is to present an effort towards a multiscale model of the inelastic behaviour of masonry brick panels and the relative solution algorithm. The essential features of the inelastic behaviour, such as the damage development within the bed joints and the frictional dissipation over cracks’ faces, are taken into account. Micromechanical solutions are adopted in order to trace the guidelines for modelling the mentioned phenomena, and FEM analyses of large-scale panels are shown.


74Q15 Effective constitutive equations in solid mechanics
74Q05 Homogenization in equilibrium problems of solid mechanics
74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74R20 Anelastic fracture and damage
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