In the present study, Acoustic Emission (AE) monitoring technique is applied in order to characterize the brick masonry of two important military buildings located in Northern Italy: the barracks of Alessandria and Boves. The internal brick masonry walls of the two barracks object of the study are tested by two double flat-jack systems, in order to analyze the compressive strength of the structural material. During the tests, the stress-strain relationship of the masonry is determined by gradually increasing the pressure applied by the flat-jacks in the course of three loading-unloading cycles. Moreover, AE technique is coupled to the flat-jack testing, in order to assess the extent of damage in the masonry texture. Thus, AE technique makes it possible to highlight critical phenomena and fracture mechanics scale effects in the masonry by identifying the critical conditions, not entrusted to an analysis of the loading process (compression or shear), rather depending primarily on the distribution and evolution of crack patterns.

AE characterization of brick masonry walls mechanical behavior: The case-study of Alessandria and Boves barracks / Viale, Nicola; Accornero, Federico; Lacidogna, Giuseppe; Ventura, Giulio (KEY ENGINEERING MATERIALS). - In: Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials IIISTAMPA. - Switzerland : Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2019. - ISBN 978-3-0357-1565-1. - pp. 563-570 [10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.817.563]

AE characterization of brick masonry walls mechanical behavior: The case-study of Alessandria and Boves barracks.

Viale, Nicola;Accornero, Federico;Lacidogna, Giuseppe;Ventura, Giulio
2019

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In the present study, Acoustic Emission (AE) monitoring technique is applied in order to characterize the brick masonry of two important military buildings located in Northern Italy: the barracks of Alessandria and Boves. The internal brick masonry walls of the two barracks object of the study are tested by two double flat-jack systems, in order to analyze the compressive strength of the structural material. During the tests, the stress-strain relationship of the masonry is determined by gradually increasing the pressure applied by the flat-jacks in the course of three loading-unloading cycles. Moreover, AE technique is coupled to the flat-jack testing, in order to assess the extent of damage in the masonry texture. Thus, AE technique makes it possible to highlight critical phenomena and fracture mechanics scale effects in the masonry by identifying the critical conditions, not entrusted to an analysis of the loading process (compression or shear), rather depending primarily on the distribution and evolution of crack patterns.
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Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials III
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