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Integrated Modeling and Evaluation of Masonry Bridges using Terrestrial Photogrammetry

M.E. Stavroulaki1, B. Riveiro2, G.A. Drosopoulos3, P. Arias2 and G.E. Stavroulakis1

1Technical University of Crete, Greece
2University of Vigo, Spain
3Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

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M.E. Stavroulaki, B. Riveiro, G.A. Drosopoulos, P. Arias, G.E. Stavroulakis, "Integrated Modeling and Evaluation of Masonry Bridges using Terrestrial Photogrammetry", in , (Editors), "Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 242, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.106.242
Keywords: structural analysis, photogrammetry, finite element analysis, damage mechanics..

A numerical model for the study of the ultimate behaviour of a real stone arch is presented in this paper. For the exact representation of the geometry, terrestial photogrammetry is used since the geometry deviations and damage influence the mechanical behaviour of existing structures. A finite element analysis damage model is then developed. The model is validated in a single arch, where comparison with a discrete computational model is considered. The classical four hinge mechanism appears in the arch. A model of the whole structure is finally developed. Results show how damage is developed in the body of the arch, for loadings that include forces, or vertical and transverse displacements in the supports.

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