Non Linear Response of Masonry Wall Structures Subjected to Cyclic and Dynamic Loading
A method for non-linear dynamic analysis of wall masonry structures is presented. The method takes advantage of a Generalized Matrix Formulation (GMF) for the serviceability and ultimate analysis of structures composed of arches and/or masonry walls, in which open and solid walls are described as equivalent frame systems. This formulation has been complemented with a cyclic constitutive model and an algorithm for the integration of the equation of motion, resulting in a numerically efficient method for non-linear analysis in time domain of complex masonry systems.
Xianglin Gu and Xiaobin Song
F. Sima et al., "Non Linear Response of Masonry Wall Structures Subjected to Cyclic and Dynamic Loading", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134, pp. 747-752, 2010