Seismic behavior of a masonry chimney with severe cracking condition: preliminary study

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Título: Seismic behavior of a masonry chimney with severe cracking condition: preliminary study
Autor/es: Ivorra, Salvador | Baeza, F. Javier | Bru, David | Varona Moya, Francisco de Borja
Grupo/s de investigación o GITE: Grupo de Ensayo, Simulación y Modelización de Estructuras (GRESMES) | Durabilidad de Materiales y Construcciones en Ingeniería y Arquitectura
Centro, Departamento o Servicio: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civil
Palabras clave: Masonry Chimney | Seismic loads | Cracks | Structural analysis | Historical construction
Área/s de conocimiento: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras | Ingeniería de la Construcción
Fecha de publicación: ago-2014
Editor: Trans Tech Publications
Cita bibliográfica: Key Engineering Materials. 2015, 628: 117-122. doi:10.4028/
Resumen: This paper presents a structural analysis of a masonry chimney built in the 1940s, which is currently being cataloged as local interest heritage. This structure has not served any industrial purpose for the last thirty years. The chimney is located in the town of Agost (Alicante - Spain) and directly exposed to the prevailing winds from the sea, as it is approximately 12 km away from the waterfront and there are not any significant barriers, which could protect the structure against the wind. There are longitudinal cracks and fissures all along the shaft because of the chimney’s geometrical characteristics, the effect of the masonry creep and especially the lack of maintenance. Moreover, there is also a permanent bending deformation in the upper 1/3 of the height due to the wind pressure. A numerical analysis for the static behavior against gravity and wind loads was performed using the structure’s current conditions after a detailed report of its geometry, its construction system and the cracking pattern. Afterwards, the dynamic behavior was studied, i.e. a seismic analysis using both response spectra and accelerograms in order to examine the structural stability. This work shows the pre-monitoring analysis before any experimental testing. Using the current results the future test conditions will be determined (e.g. number of sensors and monitoring point location, excitation systems, etc) prior to a possible structural reinforcement by applying composite material (fiber reinforced polymers).
Patrocinador/es: Financial support received from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, grant BIA2012-34316.
ISSN: 1013-9826 (Print) | 1662-9795 (Online)
DOI: 10.4028/
Idioma: eng
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Derechos: © (2015) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
Revisión científica: si
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