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Finite element modeling of the influence of FRP techniques on the seismic behavior of historical arch stone bridge
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  • Journal title : Computers and Concrete
  • Volume 18, Issue 1,  2016, pp.99-112
  • Publisher : Techno-Press
  • DOI : 10.12989/cac.2016.18.1.099
 Title & Authors
Finite element modeling of the influence of FRP techniques on the seismic behavior of historical arch stone bridge
Mahdikhani, Mahdi; Naderi, Melika; Zekavati, Mehdi;
Since the preservation of monuments is very important to human societies, different methods are required to preserve historic structures. In this paper, 3D model of arch stone bridge at Pont Saint Martin, Aosta, Italy, was simulated by 1660 integrated separate stones using ABAQUS software to investigate the seismic susceptibility of the bridge. The main objective of this research was to study a method of preservation of the historical stone bridge against possible earthquakes using FRP techniques. The nonlinear behavior model of materials used theory of plasticity based on Drucker-Prager yield criterion. Then, contact behavior between the block and mortar was modeled. Also, Seismosignal software was used to collect data related to 1976 Friuli Earthquake Italy, which constitutes a real seismic loading. The results show that, retrofitting of the arch stone bridge using FRP techniques decreased displacement of stones of spandrel walls, which prevents the collapse of stones.
historical stone bridge;spandrel walls;finite element simulation;ABAQUS;modeling;dynamic loads;earthquake resistant structure;
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