URM Wall Model LS-DYNA
I am triying to model a unreinforced masonry wall with LS-DYNA. I want to perform pushover analysis on the wall. I define brick as rigid material. I define contact as automatic single surface mortar contact . But, contact does not run.
Is there a contact-defined masonry building model example you can recommend?
I'm not sure defining the brick as rigid is going to work for you. Try changing the brick to *Elastic material and look up some generic masonry mechanical properties so you can test your model and see if that was the problem.
For some examples: it looks like Ameen has a few videos where he sets up masonry walls which might be useful.
Hi @ Okuyan,
Have a look at this document. I am also trying to do the same thing you are doing.
if you’re able to make it work please do let me know.