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Title: Mesoscopic Modelling of Masonry using Embedded Weak Discontinuities based on Partitions of Unity
Authors: VANDOREN, Bram 
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Bordas, St├ęphane & Karihaloo, Bhushan Lal & Kerfriden, Pierre (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Extended Finite Element Methods (XFEM 2011): vol. 1.
Abstract: The modelling of masonry has been a popular topic within computational mechanics for some years now. Two major groups of modelling approaches exist: macroscopic and mesoscopic models [1]. The macroscopic approach homogenises the mortar joints and bricks creating one orthotropic material, whereas the mesoscopic approach models the joints and bricks as seperate entities. In this contribution a two dimensional mesoscopic model will be developed, where mortar joints are modelled by embedded discontinuities using the partition of unity property of the finite element shape functions.
Keywords: masonry, mesoscopic model, weak discontinuities, partition of unity
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Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
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