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dc.contributor.authorSaloustros, Savvas
dc.contributor.authorPelà, Luca
dc.contributor.authorCervera Ruiz, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorRoca Fabregat, Pedro
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationSaloustros, S., Pelà, L., Cervera, M., Roca, P. An enhanced finite element macro-model for the realistic simulation of localized cracks in masonry structures: a large-scale application. "International journal of architectural heritage", Març 2018, vol. 12, núm. 3, p. 432-447.
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in International Journal of Architectural Heritage on 2018, available online at:
dc.description.abstractFinite element macro-modelling approaches are widely used for the analysis of large-scale masonry structures. Despite their efficiency, they still face two important challenges: the realistic representation of damage and a reasonable independency of the numerical results to the used discretization. In this work, the classical smeared crack approach is enhanced with a crack-tracking algorithm, originating from the analysis of localized cracking in quasi-brittle materials. The proposed algorithm is for the first time applied to a large-scale wall exhibiting multiple shear and flexural cracking. Discussion covers structural aspects, as the response of the structure under different assumptions regarding the floor rigidity, but also numerical issues, commonly overlooked in the simulation of large structures, such the mesh-dependency of the numerical results.
dc.format.extent16 p.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Materials i estructures
dc.subject.otherContinuum modelling
dc.subject.otherfinite element analysis
dc.subject.othermesh independency
dc.subject.otherpushover analysis
dc.subject.othershear/flexural cracks
dc.subject.otherstrain localization
dc.subject.othertracking algorithm
dc.titleAn enhanced finite element macro-model for the realistic simulation of localized cracks in masonry structures: a large-scale application
dc.subject.lemacEstructures de murs -- Mètodes numèrics
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ATEM - Anàlisi i Tecnologia d'Estructures i Materials
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. RMEE - Grup de Resistència de Materials i Estructures en l'Enginyeria
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorSaloustros, S.; Pelà, L.; Cervera, M.; Roca, P.
local.citation.publicationNameInternational journal of architectural heritage

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