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Homogenised limit analysis of masonry walls, Part I: Failure surfaces
A simple micro-mechanical model for the homogenised limit analysis of in-plane loaded masonry is proposed. Assuming brickwork under plane stress condition and adopting a polynomial expansion for theExpand
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Damage assessment of fortresses after the 2012 Emilia earthquake (Italy)
The medieval fortresses are a very common and distinctive type among the Emilian historical constructions and the earthquake of May 20 and 29, 2012 highlighted their high vulnerability. Starting fromExpand
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Modeling Strategies for the Computational Analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Structures: Review and Classification
In this paper, a comprehensive review of the existing modeling strategies for masonry structures, as well as a novel classification of these strategies are presented. Expand
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Analysis of masonry structures: review of and recent trends in homogenization techniquesThis article is one of a selection of papers published in this Special Issue on Masonry.
The mechanics of masonry structures have been underdeveloped for a long time in comparison with other fields of knowledge. Expand
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Homogenization approach for the limit analysis of out-of-plane loaded masonry walls
This paper addresses the usage of a simplified homogenization technique for the analysis of masonry subjected to out-of-plane loading. The anisotropic failure surface, based on the definition of aExpand
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Collapse behavior of masonry domes under seismic loads: An adaptive NURBS kinematic limit analysis approach
Abstract The ultimate limit state behavior of masonry domes under axisymmetric gravity loads is nowadays well known and it has been proved how a generalization of the thrush line method usedExpand
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Efficient meta-heuristic mesh adaptation strategies for NURBS upper–bound limit analysis of curved three-dimensional masonry structures
We propose a new adaptive NURBS upper-bound limit analysis approach for the assessment of general three-dimensional curved masonry structures, based on different meta-heuristic mesh adaptation schemes. Expand
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The numerical modeling of historical monumental buildings is a challenging task for contemporary civil engineers. One of the main reasons for this is that the use of traditional simplified structuralExpand
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Seismic-induced damage in historical masonry vaults: A case-study in the 2012 Emilia earthquake-stricken area
Abstract The seismic analysis of historical masonry vaults is a challenging task for contemporary engineers, as vault behavior depends on a large number of factors. Among them, the vault's responseExpand
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Advanced numerical strategies for seismic assessment of historical masonry aggregates
Abstract Recent seismic events in Italy have emphasized the high vulnerability of masonry buildings in historical centers, which were generally erected in continuity to each other over time,Expand
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