Finite element analysis of interlocking mortarless hollow block masonry prism

Waleed A. M., Thanoon and Ahmed H., Alwathaf and Jamaloddin, Noorzaei and Mohd. Saleh, Jaafar and Mohd. Razali, Abdulkadir (2008) Finite element analysis of interlocking mortarless hollow block masonry prism. In: 10th Int Conf on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing (Civil-Comp 2005)/8th Int Conf on the Application of Artificial Intelligence to Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (AICivil-Comp 2005), AUG 30-SEP 02, 2005 , Rome, ITALY.

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Abstract: Interlocking mortarless masonry system has been developed as an alternative system for the conventional bonded masonry. This paper covers the analysis of interlocking mortarless hollow concrete block system subjected to axial compression loads using FEM. An incremental-iterative finite element code is written to analyze the masonry system till failure. The stress-strain relation obtained from test is employed and equivalent uniaxial strain concept is used to account for the material nonlinearity in the compression stress field. The developed program is also capable of simulating the nonlinear progressive contact behaviour (seating effect) of dry joint taking into account the block bed imperfection. The comparison shows a good agreement between the developed FE program and the experimental test results. (C) 2007 Civil-Comp Ltd and Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Impact Factor: Cites in 2009 to articles published in: 2008 = 198 Number of articles published in: 2008 = 190 2007 = 296 2007 = 153 Sum: 494 Sum: 343 Calculation: Cites to recent articles 494 = 1.440 Number of recent articles 343
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications; Engineering, Civil
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Helmi Iskandar Suito
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2010 12:51
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:26

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