Yield design modelling of dry joint retaining structures

Anne Sophie Colas, Denis Garnier, Jean Claude Morel

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Abstract

This study presents an analysis of dry masonry retaining structures based on yield design theory: the structure stability is assessed using rigid block and shear failure mechanisms in the wall and its backfill. An application of this simulation on 2D scale-down brick and wood models is then addressed, showing close agreement between theoretical predictions and experimental results. Finally, the possibility of widespreading the study to periodic dry joint and dry-stone retaining structures is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)912-917
Number of pages6
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Dry joint masonry
  • Retaining walls
  • Scale-down experiments
  • Yield design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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Yield design modelling of dry joint retaining structures. / Colas, Anne Sophie; Garnier, Denis; Morel, Jean Claude.

In: Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 41, 04.2013, p. 912-917.

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Colas, Anne Sophie ; Garnier, Denis ; Morel, Jean Claude. / Yield design modelling of dry joint retaining structures. In: Construction and Building Materials. 2013 ; Vol. 41. pp. 912-917.
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