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1 EMA - École des Mines d-Alès 2 LMGC - Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil

Abstract : The aim of this paper is to present a discrete element approach for the study of stonework. In the present work, a masonry structure is considered as a collection of rigid or deformable blocks, interacting together by contact laws. In this paper, we use the non-smooth contact dynamics NSCD resolution method mainly used for the modelling of granular media. In the considered masonry structures we define, on an elementary cell, average local strain and stress tensors. These definitions are valid under dynamical loading of the structure, taking into account rotations. We present their use on academic and on real masonry structures.

Keywords : discrete element method NSCD strain tensor stress tensor masonry

Author: Brahim Chetouane - Frédéric Dubois - Marc Vinches - Claude Bohatier -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/


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