Masonry retaining wall under static load using Discontinuous Deformation Analysis

J. Q. Tian, S. Nishiyama, T. Koyama, Y. Ohnishi

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Abstract

Masonry is commonly used in the construction of traditional Japanese castle before and it is expected to be applied to retaining wall construction. Hence, the study of mechanical behavior of the masonry is necessary and only discontinuous based numerical approach can detect explicitly. In this research, a field experiment was held to detect the behavior of a masonry retaining wall under static load and a numerical simulations using Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA) was carried and compared with the results obtained from field experiment. The simulation of masonry's behavior such as deformation mode and displacement was similar to the ones obtained from the field experiment. The DDA simulations clearly showed that the rocks at the center of masonry retaining wall were the most sensitive part when external loads were applied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Applications in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, ICADD 10
Pages169-174
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 24 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Advances in Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Applications in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, ICADD 10 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2011Dec 8 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Applications in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, ICADD 10

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Advances in Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Applications in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, ICADD 10
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period12/6/1112/8/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Numerical Analysis

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    Tian, J. Q., Nishiyama, S., Koyama, T., & Ohnishi, Y. (2012). Masonry retaining wall under static load using Discontinuous Deformation Analysis. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Applications in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, ICADD 10 (pp. 169-174). (Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Discontinuous Numerical Methods and Applications in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, ICADD 10).