NON-LINEAR APPROACHES TO THE RESPONSE OF BRICK MASONRY WALL TO LATERAL LOADING
Keywords:Brick Masonry, Separating Wall, Explosion, Dynamic Response, Nonlinear response
The response of brick masonry wall subjected to lateral loading is presented in this paper.
Modelling and analysis of masonry seems to be complicated due to two-component material with different
properties and dimensions. Out-of-plane loading adds another issue to be solved. Therefore, it is necessary to
perform a calibration to evaluate the dynamic properties of the structure. The response of the finite element
model is improved by predicting the parameter by performing a non-linear structural analysis. The
deformations obtained numerically were compared to that of experimental observations. The experiments
were carried out in one of the experimental galleries in the limestone pit. The study deals with the response of
the masonry separating walls at various thicknesses, mechanical properties or loading. This contribution
compares the effect of variability of particular parameters to the response of the walls. The results could be
used for explosion prevention and protection; masonry buildings are taking into account considering the
danger of explosion of natural gas or other items. For favourable design or assessment of masonry wall
exposed to the out-of-plane load, which involves also explosion, it is possible to calculate the structure using
some finite element model.