Analysis of the influence of tensile strength on the stability of eccentrically compressed slender unreinforced masonry walls under lateral loads

Mu Lu, Arturo E Schultz, Henryk K Stolarski

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

29 Scopus citations

Abstract

A comprehensive finite element model is presented for the combined material and geometric nonlinear analysis of slender unreinforced masonry walls, with the capability of capturing postcracking and postbuckling behavior. Material tensile strength is taken into consideration; an exponential stress-strain relationship is adopted for the compressive region and its smooth linear extension is used for the tensile region. This model is applicable under different load combinations (concentrated and distributed lateral loads, vertical load with eccentricity, as well as self-weight) and different restraint conditions. Numerical results of the model show good agreement with experimental results, as well as with analytical results in published technical papers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)921-933
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Volume130
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004

Keywords

  • Buckling
  • Finite element method
  • Lateral loads
  • Masonry
  • Models
  • Stress-strain relations
  • Tensile strength
  • Walls

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Analysis of the influence of tensile strength on the stability of eccentrically compressed slender unreinforced masonry walls under lateral loads'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this