The S4H team participated in the CMN2022 Congress on Numerical Methods in engineering, which was held between the 12th and 14th of September in Gran Canaria, Spain.
The S4H group presented its research with title “Dynamic Simulation of One‐Sided Rocking Masonry Facades using an Energy‐Consistent Viscous Damping Model”. This work attempts to bridge the gap between the well-established energy loss of the classical rocking theory and the treatment of damping of block-based computational models for the one-sided rocking motion. To do so, a unilateral dashpot viscous model is calibrated and a ready-to-use equation is provided, which respects energy equivalence. The performance of the proposed damping model is also evaluated through comparisons with experimental results.
The conference paper is available for interested readers here, while the complete conference proceedings will be made available soon by the conference’s organisers.
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