Analyses historiques


Auteurs : Jean-François Rondeaux + Denis Zastavni + Jean-Louis Vanden Eynde

In this research, Jean-François Rondeaux focuses on the possible applications of computer-aided graphic statics to ancient masonry structures in order to offer an alternative to the FEM-based methods for the analysis and assessment of common historical structures such as vaults, bridges, buttresses, walls and so forth. The main focuses are the understanding of the mechanical behavior of multilayers composed walls containing an incoherent infill and the evaluation of the factor of safety of such structures. The aim of this research is to provide architects and engineers with convenient tools for modeling this behavior and assessing their collapse factor as well as the effect of reinforcement techniques.