A new macro-element based on the equivalent frame approach is presented to analyze the nonlinear structural response of masonry panels under monotonic lateral loadings. A nonlinear elastic response is assumed for the masonry material and the sectional response of the beam is derived performing analytical integration. A two-node equilibrated force-based (FB) beam finite element (FE) is formulated. The FE is composed of a central flexible part, characterized by a no-tension constitutive relationship, and a lumped nonlinear shear hinge arranged in series, in order to capture the main flexural and shear nonlinear mechanisms characterizing the masonry panel response. Some applications on experimental prototypes are presented, showing a very satisfactory agreement between the numerical results and the experimental outcomes

A Force-Based Equivalent Frame Element for Push-Over Analysis of Masonry Structures

SACCO, Elio
2015

Abstract

A new macro-element based on the equivalent frame approach is presented to analyze the nonlinear structural response of masonry panels under monotonic lateral loadings. A nonlinear elastic response is assumed for the masonry material and the sectional response of the beam is derived performing analytical integration. A two-node equilibrated force-based (FB) beam finite element (FE) is formulated. The FE is composed of a central flexible part, characterized by a no-tension constitutive relationship, and a lumped nonlinear shear hinge arranged in series, in order to capture the main flexural and shear nonlinear mechanisms characterizing the masonry panel response. Some applications on experimental prototypes are presented, showing a very satisfactory agreement between the numerical results and the experimental outcomes
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