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Author(s): Valter Lopes
João Paulo Miranda Guedes
Esmeralda Paupério
António Arêde
Aníbal G. Costa
Title: Numerical analysis of a masonry chimney supported by In-Situ assessment tools
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: At the end of the XIX and the beginning of the XX century there was a considerableindustrial development in Portugal, characterized by the flourishing of several industrialplants. Brick masonry chimneys represent some of the most interesting examples of theindustrial architectural heritage. The paper shows the case study of a chimney from a formerceramic factory near Porto city and that now is part of a cultural and leisure public park.With the main goal of evaluating the seismic vulnerability of existing structures, numericalmodels are often used without the proper knowledge of their mechanical characteristics. Thefocus on this paper is given on the construction of a realistic numerical model based on adetailed in-situ survey of the chimney, involving: geometrical characterization; visualinspection, with damage registration; structural/material assessment, based on in situ dynamictests. Two different approaches regarding the chimney damage state were followed for thecalibration of the numerical model. The models from both approaches were then subjected toaccelerograms matching the chimney site conditions and the responses were compared,underlining the importance of a good mechanical characterization of the materials involved.
Subject: Engenharia estrutural, Engenharia civil
Structural engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: Proceedings of the SACoMaTiS 2008 - International Conference on Site Assessment of COncrete MAsonry and TImber Structures
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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