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Masonry Constructions: Mechanical Models and Numerical Applications

  • Massimiliano Lucchesi
  • Nicola Zani
  • Cristina Padovani
  • Giuseppe Pasquinelli

Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Massimiliano Lucchesi, Nicola Zani, Cristina Padovani, Giuseppe Pasquinelli
    Pages 1-17
  3. Massimiliano Lucchesi, Nicola Zani, Cristina Padovani, Giuseppe Pasquinelli
    Pages 19-50
  4. Massimiliano Lucchesi, Nicola Zani, Cristina Padovani, Giuseppe Pasquinelli
    Pages 51-57
  5. Massimiliano Lucchesi, Cristina Padovani, Giuseppe Pasquinelli, Nicola Zani
    Pages 59-66
  6. Massimiliano Lucchesi, Nicola Zani, Cristina Padovani, Giuseppe Pasquinelli
    Pages 67-73
  7. Massimiliano Lucchesi, Nicola Zani, Cristina Padovani, Giuseppe Pasquinelli
    Pages 75-102
  8. Massimiliano Lucchesi, Nicola Zani, Cristina Padovani, Giuseppe Pasquinelli
    Pages 103-129
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 155-160

About this book

Introduction

Numerical methods for the structural analysis of masonry constructions can be of great value in assessing the safety of artistically important masonry buildings and optimizing potential operations of maintenance and strengthening in terms of their cost-effectiveness, architectural impact and static effectiveness.

This monograph firstly provides a detailed description of the constitutive equation of masonry-like materials, clearly setting out its most important features. It then goes on to provide a numerical procedure to solve the equilibrium problem of masonry solids.

A large portion of the work is devoted to examples and applications. After solving some simple equilibrium problems, for which the explicit and numerical solutions are compared, three cases dealing with the statics of important monuments are then presented. The numerical modeling yields essential information on the stress field and crack distribution, and enables assessing the effects of strengthening operations. Lastly, a ladle employed in the iron and steel industry is studied, and the behavior of the refractory material lining the metallic vessel characterized.

Keywords

Algebra Arches and vaults Equilibrium of masonry buildings Explicit and numerical solutions Masonry-like materials Sand algorithm calculus masonry modeling solids stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Massimiliano Lucchesi
    • 1
  • Nicola Zani
    • 1
  • Cristina Padovani
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Pasquinelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di CostruzioniUniversità di FirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo” Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79111-9
  • Copyright Information Kulwer Academic Publisher 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79110-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79111-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-7736
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