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Published: Građevinar 67 (2015) 3
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Stability analysis of dry stone lintels using combined finite-discrete element method

Emili Zubović, Hrvoje Smoljanović, Boris Trogrlić

Abstract

The use of the combined finite-discrete element method (FEM/DEM) in the analysis of seismic resistance of dry stone lintels is presented in this paper. Seven dry stone masonry walls with different types of stone lintels were exposed to linearly increasing horizontal base acceleration and to seismic excitation. Based on the analysis results, the seismic resistance and failure mechanisms were analysed for each type of lintel. Recommendations for the design of stone lintels, aimed at achieving the greatest possible seismic resistance, were also discussed and presented.

Keywords
combined finite-discrete element method (FEM/DEM), seismic resistance, dry stone masonry lintel

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Zubović, E., Smoljanović, H., Trogrlić, B.: Stability analysis of dry stone lintels using combined finite-discrete element method , GRAĐEVINAR, 67 (2015) 3, pp. 259-268, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1156.2014

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Zubović, E., Smoljanović, H., Trogrlić, B. (2015). Stability analysis of dry stone lintels using combined finite-discrete element method , GRAĐEVINAR, 67 (3), 259-268, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1156.2014

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Authors:
emili WEB
Emili Zubović
University of Split
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Arch. and Geodesy
Smoljanovic WEB
Hrvoje Smoljanović
University of Split,
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy
TROGRLIC BORIS
Boris Trogrlić
University of Split
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy