Nonlinear finite element analysis of thermal stresses in intersecting masonry walls

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TypeArticle
Journal titleMasonry International
Volume6
Issue3
Pages96102; # of pages: 7
SubjectMasonry; Walls; Building Envelope; Masony walls
AbstractThis paper deals with a nonlinear finite element analysis of the thermal stresses. For increased accuracy in the current work, orthotropy of concrete block masonry was considered by developing a theoretical model. The results from the nonlinear analysis essentially substantiate those of the linear analysis. Thus, in a typical 10-storey building located in Ottawa, the exterior wall may crack in winter and be subjected to significant thermal compressive stress in summer. These cracks and overstressing in compression have both serviceability and safety implications on the building.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-3465
NRC number36919
4841
NPARC number20393368
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Record created2012-07-26
Record modified2016-05-09
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