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

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dc.contributorGrupo de Ensayo, Simulación y Modelización de Estructuras (GRESMES)es
dc.contributorDurabilidad de Materiales y Construcciones en Ingeniería y Arquitecturaes
dc.contributor.authorIvorra, Salvador-
dc.contributor.authorBaeza, F. Javier-
dc.contributor.authorBru, David-
dc.contributor.authorVarona Moya, Francisco de Borja-
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civiles
dc.identifier.citationKey Engineering Materials. 2015, 628: 117-122. doi:10.4028/
dc.identifier.issn1013-9826 (Print)-
dc.identifier.issn1662-9795 (Online)-
dc.description.abstractThis 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).es
dc.description.sponsorshipFinancial support received from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, grant
dc.publisherTrans Tech Publicationses
dc.rights© (2015) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerlandes
dc.subjectMasonry Chimneyes
dc.subjectSeismic loadses
dc.subjectStructural analysises
dc.subjectHistorical constructiones
dc.subject.otherMecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructurases
dc.subject.otherIngeniería de la Construcciónes
dc.titleSeismic behavior of a masonry chimney with severe cracking condition: preliminary studyes
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