MADY

Bounded shear stress in masonry-like bodies. In the paper, a hyperelastic material with limited tensile and compressive strength is considered. In addition, the maximum value of the tangential component of the stress that can be attained on each plane depends on the intensity of the normal component. Previously formulated for the plane case, the constitutive equation of this material is now extended to three-dimensional bodies, constituting henceforth a generalization of the well-known model of masonry-like materials. The proposed constitutive law has been implemented in the finite element code MADY and has been applied to the study of masonry panels under different load conditions.