Dora Foti, Giovanni D’Arrè, Salvatore Carbone
Finite Element Modelling, Numerical Analyses, Wooden arches and vaults, Hollow shaped boxes
The present paper aims to perform a finite element analysis of an innovative construction system for arches made of wooden box-shaped blocks equipped with interlocking joints. This new technology has the objective to favor the use of wood, and at the same time to ensure excellent mechanical performance and rapidity and ease of assembly. The arch model was created with Straus7 software and the analysis process consists of an initial part of pre-processing, where the model has been reproduced, followed by a second phase of processing, that is the actual analysis with the resolution of the problem, and the third and last phase of post-processing with the processing and representation of the solution considering the results obtained from a previous load test using an arch prototype in scale 1: 1..
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Dora Foti, Giovanni D’Arrè, Salvatore Carbone. (2016) Linear Analysis of an Innovative System for Wooden Arches and Vaults. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1, 228-232