id 
ecaade2017_044 
authors 
Fernando, Shayani, Reinhardt, Dagmar and Weir, Simon 
year 
2017 
title 
Simulating Self Supporting Structures  A Comparison study of Interlocking Wave Jointed Geometry using Finite Element and Physical Modelling Methods 
source 
Fioravanti, A, Cursi, S, Elahmar, S, Gargaro, S, Loffreda, G, Novembri, G, Trento, A (eds.), ShoCK!  Sharing Computational Knowledge!  Proceedings of the 35th eCAADe Conference  Volume 2, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, 2022 September 2017, pp. 177184 
summary 
Selfsupporting modular block systems of stone or masonry architecture are amongst ancient building techniques that survived unchanged for centuries. The control over geometry and structural performance of arches, domes and vaults continues to be exemplary and structural integrity is analysed through analogue and virtual simulation methods. With the advancement of computational tools and software development, finite and discrete element modeling have become efficient practices for analysing aspects for economy, tolerances and safety of stone masonry structures. This paper compares methods of structural simulation and analysis of an arch based on an interlocking wave joint assembly. As an extension of standard planar brick or stone modules, two specific geometry variations of catenary and sinusoidal curvature are investigated and simulated in a comparison of physical compression tests and finite element analysis methods. This is in order to test the stress performance and resilience provided by threedimensional joints respectively through their capacity to resist vertical compression, as well as torsion and shear forces. The research reports on the threshold for maximum sinusoidal curvature evidenced by structural failure in physical modelling methods and finite element analysis. 
keywords 
Mortarless; Interlocking; Structures; Finite Element Modelling; Models 
series 
eCAADe 
email 
shayani.fernando@sydney.edu.au 
full text 
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