Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Pantò B, Grosman S, Macorini L, Izzuddin BAet al., 2022, A macro-modelling continuum approach with embedded discontinuities for the assessment of masonry arch bridges under earthquake loading, Engineering Structures, Vol: 269, Pages: 1-21, ISSN: 0141-0296

The paper presents a novel effective macro-modelling approach for masonry arches and bridges under cyclic loading, including dynamic actions induced by earthquakes. It utilises an anisotropic material model with embedded discontinuities to represent masonry nonlinearities. Realistic numerical simulations of masonry arch bridges under static and dynamic loading require accurate models representing the anisotropic nature of masonry and material nonlinearity due to opening and closure of tensile cracks and shear sliding along mortar joints. The proposed 3D modelling approach allows for masonry bond via simple calibration, and enables the representation of tensile cracking, crushing and shear damage in the brickwork. A two-scale representation is adopted, where 3D continuum elements at the structural scale are linked to embedded nonlinear interfaces representing the meso-structure of the material. The potential and accuracy of the proposed approach are shown in numerical examples and comparisons against physical experiments on masonry arches and bridges under cyclic static and dynamic loading.

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Grosman S, Bilbao AB, Macorini L, Izzuddin BAet al., 2021, Numerical modelling of three-dimensional masonry arch bridge structures, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering and Computational Mechanics, Vol: 174, Pages: 96-113, ISSN: 1755-0777

A substantial part of the underline bridges that belong to the asset collection of the main railway and roadway infrastructure operators in the UK and Europe have the structural shape of arches, typically constructed from brick/stone masonry. Current assessment methods, which consider 2D descriptions for masonry bridges, do not enable an accurate representation of the typical 3D response, and often they do not provide realistic predictions of the development of damage in the various bridge components including arches, piers and spandrel walls. In this paper, two alternative 3D FE modelling strategies offering different balance between sophistication and computational efficiency are presented. The first approach is based upon a detailed mesoscale masonry model, where a distinction is made between constituents allowing for an accurate description of masonry under various bond conditions. Alongside elastic solid elements representing the bricks, nonlinear interface elements are used to model the mortar joints and the potential cracks across the brick bulk. The second approach is based on macroscale representation, where a homogeneous description of masonry is assumed employing elasto-plastic solid elements with damage to represent the masonry components of arch bridges. In both approaches, backfill is modelled by elasto-platic solid elements and the interactions between the spandrel walls and the backfill and arches, as well as between the backfill and the arches’ extrados, are explicitly incorporated to the model. This interaction effect is investigated with the two approaches, and comparisons are made between the respective simulations to illustrate the relative benefits of mesoscale and macroscale modelling.

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Grosman S, Izzuddin B, 2018, Realistic modelling of irregular slabs under extreme loading, Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering and Computational Mechanics, Vol: 171, Pages: 49-64, ISSN: 1755-0777

This paper presents a new triangular flat shell element for reinforced concrete slabs of complex planar configuration subjected to extreme loading. The element is developed within a co-rotational framework, and it incorporates the effects of geometric as well as material non-linearities. To improve the approximation of the solution, additional hierarchic parameters are introduced within the local system of the element. The element formulation allows for composite action between different layers under the assumption of perfect bond between the slab concrete material, the reinforcement layers and the steel deck for composite slabs. To account for floor slabs of irregular geometric configurations, due allowance is made for uniaxial reinforcement to be oriented arbitrarily within the slab plane. The paper briefly describes the element formulation followed by several numerical verification examples. The applicability of the element to modelling concrete slabs is demonstrated using several validation studies against existing experimental results. The versatility of the element is further exemplified with a realistic large-scale floor slab model subjected to extreme loading scenarios. It is shown that the developed element provides a good balance between accuracy and efficiency in the modelling of irregular floor slabs subject to extreme loading conditions.

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Grosman S, Izzuddin B, 2018, The Thirteenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, The Thirteenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology

Conference paper

Grosman S, Izzuddin B, 2017, Realistic Modelling of Irregular Floor Slabs under Extreme Loading, The 25th UKACM Conference on Structural Mechanics

Conference paper

Grosman S, Savytskyi M, 2016, Analysis of Design Parameters of Mobile Service Tower, Construction, materials science, mechanical engineering

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Savytskyi M, Nikiforova T, Grosman S, 2015, Rationale Design Measures to Ensure The Reliability of High-Rise Buildings in Progressive Collapse, n Collection of scientific works. Series: Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering

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Savytskyi M, Grosman S, Tytjuk A, 2013, Development of new algorithms for data processing for topological rationalization, Civil engineering, material science, mechanical engineering journa

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