Yield design modelling of dry-stone retaining walls

A. S. Colas, J. C. Morel, D. Garnier

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Abstract

Over the past few years, there has been a steady increase in the interest in dry-stone walling not only to preserve existing constructions but also to build new ones. Yet, no structural design method has been validated till today. In this study, a simplified model dedicated to dry-stone is propounded. This simulation, implemented in the rigorous framework of yield design homogenization, can meet engineering expectations. First, the model is introduced, and the parameter measurement detailed. Then, the validity of the method is assessed by comparisons with micro and macro-mechanical methods, and field trials. As a conclusion, possible improvements of the model are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture X
Pages449-457
Number of pages9
Volume95
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture, STREMAH 2007 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 Jun 20076 Jun 2007

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture, STREMAH 2007
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/06/076/06/07

Keywords

  • Dry-stone
  • Field trials
  • Masonry
  • Yield design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Science Applications

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