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Refined modelling and analysis of masonry building aggregates.

Sofia Villar

Refined modelling and analysis of masonry building aggregates.

Rel. Fabio Di Trapani, Marilisa Di Benedetto, Guido Camata. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Civile, 2023

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Aggregate buildings are an essential component of Italy's cultural heritage, but their seismic response is a crucial factor in determining their safety and structural integrity during earthquakes. These buildings are frequently a part of a whole structure composed of interconnected or related units, which could differ in geometry, construction systems, and materials. Accurately modelling these buildings is still a challenge due to their complex structural behavior, local failure mechanisms, and uncertainties regarding the degree of connection between units. The lack of standardized and consistent procedures has also resulted in multiple modeling approaches that tend to over-simplify the structure. During the seismic response assessment of a unit, it is fundamental to consider the influence of the interactions with adjacent structures because of their different response. Using sophisticated 3D Finite Element numerical simulations, this research studies the seismic response of a reference building aggregate using homogenized masonry calibrated from experimental tests. This study aims to assess the “aggregate effect”, employing non-linear static analysis and dynamic analysis considering two boundary approaches: flexible floor and rigid floor approach. The models were carried out using STKO, which provides a graphical interface for OpenSees and innovative material models to increase reliability.

Relators: Fabio Di Trapani, Marilisa Di Benedetto, Guido Camata
Academic year: 2022/23
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 118
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Civile
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-23 - CIVIL ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: Politecnico di Torino
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/27082
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