Homogenization of Periodic Masonry using Self-Consistent Scheme and Finite Element Method

Kumar, N and Lambadi, H and Pandey, M and Amirtham, Rajagopal (2016) Homogenization of Periodic Masonry using Self-Consistent Scheme and Finite Element Method. International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 17 (1). pp. 7-21. ISSN 1550-2287

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Abstract

Masonry is a heterogeneous anisotropic continuum, made up of the brick and mortar arranged in a periodic manner. Obtaining the effective elastic stiffness of the masonry structures has been a challenging task. In this study, the homogenization theory for periodic media is implemented in a very generic manner to derive the anisotropic global behaviour of the masonry, through rigorous application of the homogenization theory in one step and through a full three dimensional behavior. We have considered the periodic Eshelby self-consistent method and the finite element method. Two representative unit cells that represent the microstructure of the masonry wall exactly are considered for calibration and numerical application of the theory.

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Amirtham, RajagopalUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homogenization, Masonry, Periodic Composites, Self-Consistent Technique
Subjects: Civil Engineering > Soil Structure Interaction
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 10:12
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 10:31
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/2169
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/15502287.2015.1137091
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1550-2287/
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