Description 
1 online resource (xii, 163 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Lecture notes in applied and computational mechanics ; v. 39 

Lecture notes in applied and computational mechanics ; v. 39.

Contents 
Cover  Contents  1 Elements of Tensor Algebra and Analysis  1.1 Notations  1.2 FiniteDimensional Vector Spaces  1.3 Linear Complementarity  1.4 Vectors and SecondOrder Tensors  1.5 Gradient and Divergence  1.6 HigherOrder Tensors  1.7 Derivatives of Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors  2 The Constitutive Equations of MasonryLike Materials  2.1 MasonryLike Materials with Zero Tensile Strength and Infinite Compressive Strength  2.1.1 Isotropic Materials  2.1.2 The TwoDimensional Case  2.2 MasonryLike Materials with Small Tensile Strength and Bounded Compressive Strength  2.3 MasonryLike Materials Under NonIsothermal Conditions  2.4 The Derivative of the Stress Function  3 Equilibrium of Masonry Bodies  3.1 The Equilibrium Problem  3.2 Variational Principles  4 The Numerical Method  4.1 Algorithm for Solution of the Equilibrium Problem  4.2 Fracture Strain Tensor and Cracked Regions  4.3 The Finite Element Code COMESNOSA  5 Masonry Arches, Vaults and Domes  5.1 Shells and Masonry Vaults  5.2 The Maximum Modulus Eccentricity Surface  5.3 The Limit Analysis of Masonry Arches and Vaults  6 Comparison Between Explicit and Numerical Solutions  6.1 The Circular Ring  6.2 The Spherical Container  6.3 The Trapezoidal Panel  6.4 The Mosca Bridge in Turin  6.5 The Circular Arch  6.6 The Circular Plate  6.7 The Spherical Dome  7 Applications  7.1 The Medici Arsenal in Pisa  7.2 The Church of San Pietro in Vinculis in Pisa  7.3 The Dome of the Church of S. Maria Maddalena in Morano Calabro  7.4 The Ladle  7.4.1 Analysis at the End of Stage CT2  7.4.2 Analysis at the End of Stage CT4  A The Constitutive Equation of MasonryLike Materials: the TwoDimensional Case  A.1 MasonryLike Materials with Small Tensile Strength and Bounded Compressive Strength  A.1.1 Plane Strain State  A.1.2 Plane Stress State  A.2 MasonryLike Materials under NonIsothermal Conditions  A.3 The Derivative of the Stress  B Algorithm for the Solution of the Equilibrium Problem: NonIsothermal Case  C FlowChart and Element Library of COMESNOSA  D The GiD2Nosa Interface  References  Index 
Summary 
Numerical methods for the structural analysis of masonry constructions can be of great value in assessing the safety of artistically important masonry buildings and optimizing potential operations of maintenance and strengthening in terms of their costeffectiveness, architectural impact and static effectiveness. This monograph firstly provides a detailed description of the constitutive equation of masonrylike materials, clearly setting out its most important features. It then goes on to provide a numerical procedure to solve the equilibrium problem of masonry solids. A large portion of the work is devoted to examples and applications. After solving some simple equilibrium problems, for which the explicit and numerical solutions are compared, three cases dealing with the statics of important monuments are then presented. The numerical modeling yields essential information on the stress field and crack distribution, and enables assessing the effects of strengthening operations. Lastly, a ladle employed in the iron and steel industry is studied, and the behavior of the refractory material lining the metallic vessel characterized 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
English 

Print version record 
Subject 
Masonry.


Structural analysis (Engineering)  Mathematical models


Equilibrium.


equilibrium (structural analysis concept)


masonry (building materials)


TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING  Structural.


Ingénierie.


Equilibrium


Masonry


Structural analysis (Engineering)  Mathematical models

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Lucchesi, Massimiliano

ISBN 
9783540791119 

3540791116 

9783540791102 

3540791108 

1281513261 

9781281513267 

9786611513269 

6611513264 
