Analysis of masonry structures in civil engineering : serviceability, safety, and environmental performance

Masonry refers to the technique consisting in fitting blocks together, with or without a mortar. Masonry construction stands for an important part of built heritage, not only in the building sector, but also in transportation, energy or hydraulic infrastructure. However, the behaviour of these structures remains fairly unknown, which makes it difficult to maintain existing heritage, and promote the development of new construction. This habilitation thesis presents the research undertaken to enhance the knowledge of masonry structures in civil engineering. The first three chapters are dedicated to the development of models to characterise the mechanical performance of this type of structure, in terms of durability, using finite element method, or safety, based on yield design theory. The last chapter considers the environmental performance of masonry constructions, meeting eco-design requirements. Further perspectives on this work are given as a conclusion.


  • French

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 146 p., bibliogr., fig., tabl.

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  • Accession Number: 01688801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Amenagement et des Reseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2018 10:15AM