Stress State for Heavy Masonry Panels with Openings

  • Massimiliano Lucchesi
  • Miroslav Šilhav
  • Nicola Zani
Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 61)


In this paper we study the equilibrium problem of rectangular panels with openings made of a no-tension (masonry-like) material, undergoing, besides their own weight, a uniformly distributed load on their top. Generalizing some well-established results, equilibrated stress fields that are admissible, i.e. compatible with the incapability of the material to withstand traction, are determined.


Equilibrium Problem Symmetric Opening Equilibrate Stress Singular Stress Implicit Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimiliano Lucchesi
    • 1
  • Miroslav Šilhav
    • 2
  • Nicola Zani
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Costruzioni e RestauroUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Mathematical InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPraha 1Czech Republic

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