Seismic Finite Element Analysis of Masonry Buildings Reinforced with Ferrocement

  • P. Ballesteros
  • P. R. Reyes


The structural analysis by Finite Element Method, assembling the beam and plate elements, of six degrees of freedom per each nodal point is discussed. The rotational stiffness Kez is obtained and the aplication, to the analysis and design of a masonry building, which has been subjected to earthquake damage in its load bearing walls, is also presented.


Finite Element Method Nodal Point Plate Element Masonry Building Finite Element Discretization 
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rotational stiffness

θx, θy, θz


u, v, w

displacement components

fu, fv, fw

nodal element forces

fex, fey, fez

nodal element moments

a, b

dimensions of the plate element


thickness of the plate element


Young’s modulus

Jx, Jy, Jz

components of direct stresses


yielding stress

J1, J2, J3

principal stresses


internal friction angle


stress strain transformation matrix


displacement function coefficient


poisson’s ratio


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Ballesteros
    • 1
  • P. R. Reyes
    • 1
  1. 1.Ballesteros, S.A.México, D.F.Mexico

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