Comsol Simulations of Cracking in Point Loaded Masonry with Randomly Distributed Material Properties

This paper describes COMSOL simulations of the stress and crack development in the area where a masonry wall supports a floor. In these simulations one of the main material properties of calcium silicate, its Evalue, was assigned randomly to the finite elements of the modeled specimen. Calcium silicate is a frequently used building material with a… (More)