Displacements Needed for collapse in Masonry Arches

Antuña Bernardo, Joaquín ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2483-5646, Hernando García, José Ignacio ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6059-9516, Magdalena Layos, Fernando ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7557-3020 and Aznar López, Antonio (2019). Displacements Needed for collapse in Masonry Arches. In: "IABSE Symposium 2019", March 27-29, 2019, Guimarães, Portugal. pp. 579-586.


Title: Displacements Needed for collapse in Masonry Arches
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IABSE Symposium 2019
Event Dates: March 27-29, 2019
Event Location: Guimarães, Portugal
Title of Book: Towards a Resilient Built Environment Risk and Asset Management
Date: 2019
Freetext Keywords: Masonry arches; model test; collapse
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Estructuras y Física de Edificación
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The forces acting on buildings hardly change throughout their useful life. Even in the case of change of use, the variation is not usually important in comparison with the building’s own weight, especially in masonry constructions. Although the forces are unchanged, except in the case of earthquake, buildings of this type have often suffered different kinds of collapses. Collapse is not due to increased tensions and breakages of material, but is caused by unacceptable increases of displacement in supports. To assess the safety of an existing construction, study of the equilibrium conditions can give us an idea of the trajectories of forces and the level of tensions. Nevertheless, assessing building safety makes it necessary to know the magnitude of the displacements necessary for collapse to occur.

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Item ID: 67861
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Sep 2021 08:26
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 08:26
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