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The Twelfth International Conference
on Computational Structures Technology
2-5 September 2014
Models and Measurements of Masonry Dynamics
Professor V. Gattulli
Universita degli Studi di L'Aquila
Session Aims and Scope
While the static analysis of masonry construction is well established, this session seeks to discuss the capacity of masonry structures to resist dynamic loading, such as the ones induced by traffic, earthquakes, tsunami and typhoons. The presented research studies can be focused on components, such as rocking structures, arches, vaults, domes, stone spires, or on whole complex systems as appearing in marvelous historic palaces, cathedrals and monuments. The session aims to bring together experts in the field of computational modeling and experimental testing of dynamic behavior of masonry construction both in the laboratory and on-site environment. Research papers on the computational modeling of dynamic evolution of damage and fracture in masonry are welcome. Specific aspects related to the efficacy of classical and novel retrofitting and control techniques applied to masonry during full dynamic loading should play an important role in the session. Contributions are also expected from researchers working both in computational dynamics of masonry structures and in the structural health monitoring field with applications to historical and monumental structures.
For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "CST2014-S010" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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