Masonry arch systems and vaulted structures can reach a collapse condition because of actual displacements of their supports, induced by different causes, such as movements of underlying structures or subsidence of foundation systems. The paper presents a numerical tool for the computation of the displacements causing the collapse of elliptical arches subjected to dead loads, in the deformed configuration of the structure, following the gradual changes of the geometry. The analytical model is developed in the framework of the Limit Analysis, according to a kinematical approach, modelling masonry as a rigid in compression, no-tension material and avoiding the occurrence of sliding failures. A parametric survey is carried out to understand the influence of the main geometrical parameters on the arch behaviour.

Coccia, S., Di Carlo, F. (2019). Collapse of Elliptical Masonry Arch Induced by Actual Displacements of the Supports. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2019 (ICNAAM 2019) (pp.1055-1058).

### Collapse of Elliptical Masonry Arch Induced by Actual Displacements of the Supports

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Masonry arch systems and vaulted structures can reach a collapse condition because of actual displacements of their supports, induced by different causes, such as movements of underlying structures or subsidence of foundation systems. The paper presents a numerical tool for the computation of the displacements causing the collapse of elliptical arches subjected to dead loads, in the deformed configuration of the structure, following the gradual changes of the geometry. The analytical model is developed in the framework of the Limit Analysis, according to a kinematical approach, modelling masonry as a rigid in compression, no-tension material and avoiding the occurrence of sliding failures. A parametric survey is carried out to understand the influence of the main geometrical parameters on the arch behaviour.
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ICNAAM 2019, 17th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics
Rhodes, Greece
2019
Rilevanza internazionale
contributo
2019
2019
Settore ICAR/09
English
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Coccia, S., Di Carlo, F. (2019). Collapse of Elliptical Masonry Arch Induced by Actual Displacements of the Supports. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2019 (ICNAAM 2019) (pp.1055-1058).
Coccia, S; Di Carlo, F
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