COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF THE DETERIORATION OF HISTORIC MASONRY STRUCTURES

Simin Karimian, Dongmin Yang, Stephen W. Garrity, Vassili Toropov

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Abstract

This paper describes afinite element-based computational tool that has beenisdeveloped to predict the structural behaviour of historic masonry, and to help the conservation industry find the bestdurable solution for maximising the protection of these structures. The model permits the end-user to investigate different rates of previous and predicted future material deterioration; changes in surface deterioration due to climate change,defects such as flooding, as well as variations in the surface temperature and moisture caused by weathering efflorescence, etc.In addition, abrief summary of concept of repair and most common repair methods on historic masonry structures is also given. This is then simulated to model and investigate the composite action between the original masonry and new repair materials such as grouts and mortars
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event9th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions - Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 14 Oct 201417 Oct 2014

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Abbreviated titleSAHC2014
CountryMexico
CityMexico City
Period14/10/1417/10/14

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