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Article Number - 0D4A2C522773


Vol.5(2), pp. 97-108 , February 2010

ISSN: 1992-1950



Full Length Research Paper

Investigation of using ansys software in the determination of stress behaviours of masonry walls under out of plane cycling load


Recep Kanıt1 and M. Sami Döndüren2*




1Gazi University, Technical Education Faculty, Construction Department, 06500, Ankara, Turkey.

2Selcuk University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Civil Engineering Department, 42079, Selcuklu, Konya, Turkey.


Email: sdonduren@selcuk.edu.tr






 Accepted: 14 December 2009  Published: 28 February 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
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In this study, a model masonry wall (MW) was constructed in the laboratory and experimented under out of plane cycling load. Then it was analyzed with ANSYS which is a finite element technology. After analyzing this selected model masonry wall with ANSYS programme, the results of strength, displacement and stress distributions obtained were compared with the values of the experiments. Thus, the usability of ANSYS programme in the analysis of masonry walls was searched. As a result of the experiments, it was observed that the first cracking load was 45 kN, fracture load was 65 kN and the maximum value of the displacement for MW under out of plane cycling load was 4.0 mm in both of the applications. When the stress distributions were taken into consideration in the experiments and solutions of ANSYS, it was observed that the stresses occurred on the uppermost horizontal plane in the middle of the wall and decreased through basic connection beam. Consequently, it can be said that ANSYS programme can be used in the analysis of masonry walls under out of plane cycling load and ductility, rigidity and energy consumption capacities of masonry walls can be calculated with the data obtained. 

 

Key words:  Masonry, ANSYS programme, wall, stress behavıour, horizontal load, earthquake.


APA (2010). Investigation of using ansys software in the determination of stress behaviours of masonry walls under out of plane cycling load. International Journal of Physical Sciences, 5(2), 97-108.
Chicago Recep Kanıt and M. Sami Döndüren. "Investigation of using ansys software in the determination of stress behaviours of masonry walls under out of plane cycling load." International Journal of Physical Sciences 5, no. 2 (2010): 97-108.
MLA Recep Kanıt and M. Sami Döndüren. "Investigation of using ansys software in the determination of stress behaviours of masonry walls under out of plane cycling load." International Journal of Physical Sciences 5.2 (2010): 97-108.
   
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