• Comportamento dinamico fuori del piano di pareti murarie: influenza della deformabilit√† degli impalcati
  • Out-of-plane dynamic behaviour of unreinforced masonry walls: influence of diaphragm flexibility
  • Gabellieri, Rocco <1975>


  • ICAR/09 Tecnica delle costruzioni


  • The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the diaphragm flexibility on the behavior of out-of-plane walls in masonry buildings. Simplified models have been developed to perform kinematic and dynamic analyses in order to compare the response of walls with different restraint conditions. Kinematic non linear analyses of assemblages of rigid blocks have been performed to obtain the acceleration-displacement curves for walls with different restraint conditions at the top. A simplified 2DOF model has been developed to analyse the dynamic response of the wall with an elastic spring at the top, following the Housner rigid behaviour hypothesis. The dissipation of energy is concentrated at every impact at the base of the wall and is modelled through the introduction of the coefficient of restitution. The sets of equations of the possible configurations of the wall, depending on the different positions of the centre of rotation at the base and at the intermediate hinge have been obtained. An algorithm for the numerical integration of the sets of the equations of motion in the time domain has been developed. Dynamic analyses of a set of walls with Gaussian impulses and recorded accelerograms inputs have been performed in order to compare the response of the simply supported wall with the one of the wall with elastic spring at the top. The influence of diaphragm stiffness Kd has been investigated determining the variation of maximum displacement demand with the value of Kd. A more regular trend has been obtained for the Gaussian input than for the recorded accelerograms.


  • 2012-06-01


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Gabellieri, Rocco (2012) Comportamento dinamico fuori del piano di pareti murarie: influenza della deformabilità degli impalcati, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria strutturale ed idraulica , 23 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/4928.