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Coupled Systems Mechanics
  Volume 4, Number 1, March 2015, pages 19-36

Finite element simulation of traditional and earthquake resistant brick masonry building under shock loading
A. Joshua Daniel and R.N. Dubey

    Modelling and analysis of a brick masonry building involves uncertainties like modelling assumptions and properties of local material. Therefore, it is necessary to perform a calibration to evaluate the dynamic properties of the structure. The response of the finite element model is improved by predicting the parameter by performing linear dynamic analysis on experimental data by comparing the acceleration. Further, a nonlinear dynamic analysis was also performed comparing the roof acceleration and damage pattern of the structure obtained analytically with the test findings. The roof accelerations obtained analytically were in good agreement with experimental roof accelerations. The damage patterns observed analytically after every shock were almost similar to that of experimental observations. Damage pattern with amplification in roof acceleration exhibit the potentiality of earthquake resistant measures in brick masonry models.
Key Words
    traditional brick masonry; earthquake resistant brick masonry; concrete damage plasticity; non-linear; acceleration; damage pattern
A. Joshua Daniel and R.N. Dubey: Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee-247667, India

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