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JDR Vol.6 No.1 pp. 44-50
(2011)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2011.p0044

Paper:

Nonlinear Behavior of Masonry Arch Bridge Under Ground Deformation

Yusuke Kishi*, Katsuyoshi Nozaka**, and Kazuyuki Izuno**

*Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan

**Department of Civil Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan

Received:
September 24, 2010
Accepted:
November 11, 2010
Published:
February 1, 2011
Keywords:
masonry structure, material nonlinearity, finite element method, ground deformation
Abstract

This paper discusses simple modeling and examples of masonry arch bridge analysis considering ground deformation. Preserving historicalmasonry arch bridges is important to continuing our industrial heritage for the next generations. A single-span masonry arch bridge was analyzed using the finite element method with two meshing schemes considering material nonlinearity to define reasonable modeling for such arch bridges. Results show that analytical model meshed automatically with a commercial FEM program preprocessor considering material plasticity reasonably simulates the behavior of the detailed masonry model. The effects of deformation on bridge behavior and stress distribution in arch bridges are also discussed.

Cite this article as:
Yusuke Kishi, Katsuyoshi Nozaka, and Kazuyuki Izuno, “Nonlinear Behavior of Masonry Arch Bridge Under Ground Deformation,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.6, No.1, pp. 44-50, 2011.
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