Mechanics of masonry in compression: Results from a homogenisation approach

  title={Mechanics of masonry in compression: Results from a homogenisation approach},
  author={Alberto Zucchini and Paulo B. Lourenço},
  journal={Computers \& Structures},
Despite considerable experimental and analytical research in the past, modern regulations still adopt very conservative simplified formulas for the compressive strength of masonry. The present paper contributes to the understanding of masonry under compression, using a novel non-linear homogenisation tool that includes the possibility of tensile and compressive progressive damage, both in the unit and mortar. The simplified homogenised model uses an iterative procedure and a few ingenious micro… 
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