The paper deals with the application of LiABlock_3D, a novel software tool developed at the University of Naples Federico II, to the case study of an historic masonry viaduct listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. LiABlock_3D analyses masonry structures under seismic lateral loads and automatically predict the potential failure modes of complex assemblages in terms of local and global collapse mechanisms. The numerical formulation is based on limit equilibrium analysis and mathematical programming is used to solve the contact problem. Masonry structures are represented as a collection of three-dimensional rigid blocks. Once the geometry of the construction has been generated (i.e. using different CAD tools or MATLAB® scripts for parametric analysis), the numerical model requires few parameters as input data, such as the unit weight of materials and the friction coefficient. Several loading conditions can be considered, assuming different loading axis and load distribution (uniform and/or concentrated loads can be applied). With respect to failure condition, LiABlock_3D considers no-tension, frictional contact interfaces with infinite compressive strength. Opening and sliding failure conditions are considered. In order to show the potentialities and limitations of the developed software, a comparison of the outputs provided by LiABlock_3D with those obtained by Finite Element Analysis is presented and discussed as well.

Application of Liablock_3D to the analysis of failure modes in masonry structures subjected to seismic action

Gagliardo R.;Terracciano G.;Cascini L.;Portioli F.;Landolfo R.
2019

Abstract

The paper deals with the application of LiABlock_3D, a novel software tool developed at the University of Naples Federico II, to the case study of an historic masonry viaduct listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. LiABlock_3D analyses masonry structures under seismic lateral loads and automatically predict the potential failure modes of complex assemblages in terms of local and global collapse mechanisms. The numerical formulation is based on limit equilibrium analysis and mathematical programming is used to solve the contact problem. Masonry structures are represented as a collection of three-dimensional rigid blocks. Once the geometry of the construction has been generated (i.e. using different CAD tools or MATLAB® scripts for parametric analysis), the numerical model requires few parameters as input data, such as the unit weight of materials and the friction coefficient. Several loading conditions can be considered, assuming different loading axis and load distribution (uniform and/or concentrated loads can be applied). With respect to failure condition, LiABlock_3D considers no-tension, frictional contact interfaces with infinite compressive strength. Opening and sliding failure conditions are considered. In order to show the potentialities and limitations of the developed software, a comparison of the outputs provided by LiABlock_3D with those obtained by Finite Element Analysis is presented and discussed as well.
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