Main team

Dynamic Analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Structures

M. DeJong, J. Ochsendorf


Thrust-line Tilt Analysis of Masonry Structures Dynamics of Masonry Arches Masonry Walls Under Dynamic Loading Shake Table Construction

The primary focus of this research is to develop tools to assess the safety of unreinforced masonry structures subjected to dynamic loading.  Analysis tools which are currently being developed and/or evaluated involve analytical modeling, discrete element modeling, and finite element modeling.  The accuracy of these  techniques is being verified experimentally.  Analysis tools are also currently being applied to evaluate the condition of existing structures whose safety is in question.