Yield design of dry-stone masonry retaining structures - Comparisons with analytical, numerical, and experimental data

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, dry masonry's expansion is slowed down by the lack of scientific knowledge to assess its reliability. This study aims at contributing to the construction of this scientific frame using a simplified model based on yield design and homogenization, which can be directly exploited for engineering purposes. A new analytical expression of the ultimate load is thus established. Then, the validity of the method is assessed by comparisons with limit equilibrium analysis, distinct element method, and field trials. Finally, possible improvements of the model are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1817-1832
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Volume32
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dry-stone masonry
  • Homogenization
  • Masonry dam
  • Retaining wall
  • Yield design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials

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