Research on the Basic Mechanical Behavior of Masonry Structure
This paper analyzes the hole and open hole wall without cracking load, crack distribution and the order of appearance. We use MSC.Macr software and two-dimensional four-node element and the constitutive relation proposed masonry. Masonry shear wall is failed criterion for the force and deformation of elastic-plastic finite element analysis, wall cracking load is ultimate shear capacity. The predicted values of cracking load, ultimate shear load-bearing capacity and maximum horizontal deformation of wall agree better with testing results.
L. Q. Chen "Research on the Basic Mechanical Behavior of Masonry Structure", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 1539-1544, 2012