While the influence of the component strength on the structural behaviour of Historic Masonry Structures is relatively well studied, few studies have investigated masonry textures. Such a research gap is due to the actual difficulty of finding parameters that correlate masonry patterns and structural performances. This paper presents a comprehensive review of the existing geometric measures for irregular masonry patterns, highlighting the gaps and possible future trends. Special attention is paid to the Non-destructive Tests for surveying masonry textures and algorithms to generate block-based numerical models artificially. Finally, a numerical investigation underlines how masonry textures generated considering quality indexes present more consistent results.
Discover more on the link below: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dibe.2023.100119
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