Publication Type : Conference Paper
Publisher : Proc. SPIE 9302, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics
Source : Proc. SPIE 9302, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014, 93022P
Url : https://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Paper/10.1117/12.2081235?SSO=1
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical
Year : 2014
Abstract : Masonry being a composite system is very complex to study with analytical methods alone. Quantitative digital photoelastic analysis using Three Fringe Photoelasticity (TFP) is carried out on a model of a dry masonry wall with bricks made up of epoxy, loaded with a concentrated load. The result obtained provides insight into the micromechanics of force transmission and interactions between bricks in masonry. The result shows that force transmission through the wall occurs at discrete points. A tree like hierarchical pattern of stress flow is observed. It is also observed that the stress percolation results in the existence of stress-free zones in the model domain. © (2015) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Cite this Research Publication : Iqbal Baig, Ramesh K., and Hariprasad M. P., “Analysis of Stress Distribution in Dry Masonry Walls Using Three Fringe Photoelasticity”, in Proc. SPIE 9302, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014, 93022P, 2014.