The fourteenth Canadian Masonry Symposium recently held online, jointly organised by the Canadian Masonry Design Centre and the Concordia University of Montréal. Between the 17th and 20th of May, experts about masonry gathered from all around the world to present and discuss their results.
S4H team members had the chance to present new findings and developments through two online talks. Ms. Carla Colombo discussed the design and installation of the new tilting table facility already operating at University of Minho. In addition, she also presented a micro-modelling strategy to reproduce the failure of masonry corners due to seismic actions. She validated her pushover (non-linear static) analysis based on experimental results from the literature. The next steps concern the conduction of corner failure experiments on the tilting table of UMinho. The associated conference paper is already available for interested readers.
Dr. Nathanaël Savalle presented the fast generative tool for masonry structures geometries. Insights about the objectives, methodology and parametrisation used have been given. Moreover, he showcased all the possibilities offered by the tool, with two examples of masonry specimens. Finally, the next steps regarding curved geometries, randomly distributed block dimensions have been introduced. The conference paper is also available online.
The conference proceedings as well as the presentation files will be made available soon by the conference’s organisers. Let’s keep updated.
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