The brick and tile of the existing masonry structures are precious, so it is not feasible that the components are used as the dismantling unit for maintenance and reinforcement. The homogenization method is an ef ective multi-scale calculation method, which can be used to establish the analysis model of masonry on the mesoscopic-level. The plane tessellation deconstruction method of masonry structure is proposed, exploring the internal tessellation laws of masonry under dif erent bricklaying methods, and the theoretical system of periodic plane segmentation of masonry is established. Based on regular tessellation theory, the plane segmentation of masonry structures under three kinds of bricklaying methods is periodically carried out through rectangular unit lattice. Deconstructing the smallest element of the tessellation form, the boundary condition of equivalent volume element (RVE) is derived. On the premise of selecting reasonable material parameters, RVE models under three kinds of bricklaying methods are built by finite element software ABAQUS, and the equivalent parameters are obtained to realize the simulation analysis of masonry structure based on micro-mechanics. The results show that the strength of running bonding RVE is higher than that of the other two kinds, and the strength of header bonding RVE is the lowest. The finite element results are compared with the compressive strength results of the specimens under three kinds of bricklaying methods in the existing tests. The results are in good agreement, which shows that the compressive capacity of masonry structures with homogenization simulation under three kinds of bricklaying methods is reliable while homogenization reflects the mechanical characteristics of masonry structure as a whole. The rigid homogenization method based on regular tessellation theory takes brick by brick as components to be dismantled and replaced in the ancient architecture, which opens a new way for the fine analysis of masonry structure. The rigid homogenization method maximizes the protection of the ancient masonry structure, which is of great significance for the protection of human cultural heritage.

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Published on 30/11/21

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Volume Numerical modeling and structural analysis, 2021

DOI: 10.23967/sahc.2021.275

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