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The behavior of a two meters high old masonry brick wall has been investigated. Two numerical simulations are performed: a compression test and a compression-shear test. We use a constitutive law with transverse isotropic elasticity, compression plasticity, tension nonlocal visco-plasticity, Mazars damage model and in order to reproduce the behavior of the mortar joints a directional Mohr-Coulomb model with tension plasticity. To follow the development of the localization zone a locally refined mesh depending on the current value of the variable damage is applied. The input files for these calculations are provided in your distribution.

Literature reference:

Guido Magenes and Gian Michele Calvi, In-plane seismic response of brick masonry walls, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, vol. 26, 1091-1112 (1997)

V. Casella, A. De Sortis, F. Vestroni, Stima del danno in edifici di muratura soggetti a cedimenti, Rivista Italiana di Geotecnica, vol. 1, 9-22 (2012)