A simple analytical study of masonry viaducts

Author: Bill Harvey and Edward Maunder

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1 June 2022

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A simple analytical study of masonry viaducts

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Bill Harvey and Edward Maunder
Date published
1 June 2022
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Author

Bill Harvey and Edward Maunder

Date published

1 June 2022

Author

Bill Harvey and Edward Maunder

Price

Standard: £9
Members/Subscribers: Free
 

This article proposes a new, simplified model of behaviour for masonry viaducts, discussing its limitations and implications for understanding the sources of observed damage.

Synopsis

A new, simplified model of behaviour for masonry viaducts is proposed in this article. It recognises that the structural material at the head of a column, comprised of the arch and its backing, forms a very stiff component of the viaduct. The influence of this stiffness is demonstrated qualitatively through the use of two-dimensional, linear elastic finite element models. The implications from such analyses are considered in the context of explaining the reasons behind common forms of damage.

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Format:
PDF
Pages:
4
Publisher:
Institution of Structural Engineers

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Masonry Bridge Assessment of Structures Arch Technical Issue 6

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