Modeling of flying buttresses with rigid blocks

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3DEC 5.20

Level: Beginner
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The effectiveness of flying buttresses in a supporting a thin-walled arch is investigated with a 3DEC model. The structure is simulated as a collection of rigid blocks and the deformation under gravity loading is observed. The model is run with and without buttresses to examine their effect.

Keywords:

  • rigid blocks
  • masonry structure

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