Experimental and Numerical Modeling of the Destroying of Brick Masonry for the Analysis of Buildings Accident
The results of experiments and numerical modeling of fracturing of samples of brick masonry are presented; complete stress-strain diagram for samples are obtained; a possibility of replacing a composite material by homogeneous material with effective stiffness characteristics is investigated; the new method and computer simulation for these purposes are suggested. The examples based on real constructions with partial destruction in the form of cracks in load-bearing brick walls have been studied by the means of numerical simulations.
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
G. Kashevarova et al., "Experimental and Numerical Modeling of the Destroying of Brick Masonry for the Analysis of Buildings Accident", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 3670-3673, 2011