K. GOURAV(1), K.S. NANJUNDA RAO(2) and B.V. VENKATARAMA REDDY(3)
(1) Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore 570017, India, email@example.com
(2) Chief Research Scientist, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India, firstname.lastname@example.org
(3) Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India, email@example.com
A 3D nonlinear finite element analysis has been utilised to simulate the flexural behaviour of masonry wallettes subjected to out-of-plane flexure under various precompressions. The material parameters necessary to model the flexural behaviour of masonry have been experimentally determined. The lateral failure load and load-displacement curves representing the flexural behaviour have been predicted and compared with the experimental response.
KEYWORDS: FaL-G brick, Out-of-plane flexure, Masonry