Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings

Editor-in-Chief: Marina Rynkovskaya, PhD, Docent

ISSN: 1815-5235 (Print) ISSN: 2587-8700 (Online)

Founded in 2005. Publication frequency: bimonthly publishing

Open Access: Open Access. APC: no article processing charge

Peer-Review: double blind. Publication language: Russian, English

PUBLISHER: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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The review-and-analytical and scientific-and-technical Journal "Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings" acquaints the readers with the recent achievements of scientists, researchers, and engineers of the Russia and other counties. “Analysis and design of building structures”, “Dynamics of structures and buildings”, “Analytical and numerical methods of analysis of structures”, “Shell theory”, “Problems of theory of elasticity”, “Buckling analysis”, “ Geometrical investigations of middle surfaces of shells”, “Experimental researches”, “Theory of plasticity” , “Mechanics of liquids”, and “Strength of flying apparatus” are the main parts of the Journal that define the modern standards of scientific researches on building, machine-building, and architecture of space large-span structures.

The Journal is ready to widen the scope if it will receive original and topical contents.

The Journal was registered by the Federal Service of Supervision for Observance of Law in the Sphere of Mass Communications and Protection of Cultural Heritage. The Registration Certificate of mass media PI №FS77-19706 was given in April 13, 2005. The subscription index of “Rospechat” catalog is 20479 (for half of the year) and is 80344 (for full year)

Since the first January, 2007, the Journal has been included into the “List of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals” released by the Highest Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia (HAK). The results of PhD and DSc dissertations and fundamental scientific researches must be published in the journals from this “List”.
The new “List of the Journals” approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia at 12.01.2015 also contains the Journal «Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings».

Every issue of the Journal is sent to Russian State Library, as well as to other leading libraries, universities, educational and research institutions of the Russian Federation.


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Vol 18, No 1 (2022)

Analysis and design of building structures

Bulking of physically nonlinear plates under the action of dynamic shearing loads
Ivanov S.P.

The study of the stability of plates under shear under the action of dynamic loads is one of the important problems of structural mechanics. The plates are widely used in construction, mechanical engineering, shipbuilding and aircraft building. The paper presents a method for calculating plates for shear buckling, taking into account the physical nonlinearity of the material. A plate is considered under the action of a shearing dynamic load along the edges. The calculation is based on the Kirchhoff - Love hypotheses and the hypothesis of a non-linear elastic body. The plate material is assumed to be physically nonlinear. The deformation diagram is approximated as a cubic polynomial. The deflection of the plate points is determined in the form of Vlasov - Kantorovich expansions. Basic non-linear differential equations are derived using the energy method. Lagrange’s equations are used to obtain the resolving equations for plate buckling. On the basis of the developed technique, a calculation was made for the stability of a physically nonlinear square plate under the action of a shear dynamic load. The edges of the plate are hinged. The finite system of nonlinear differential equations is integrated numerically by the Runge - Kutta method. Based on the results of calculations, plots of the dependence of the relative value of the deflection of the central point of the plate on the dynamic coefficient Kd (with and without taking into account the physical nonlinearity of the material) are plotted. The influence of the degree of physical nonlinearity of the material, the parameter of the rate of change of the shear load on the criteria for the dynamic stability of a square plate is studied.

Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings. 2022;18(1):3-10
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Determination of the survivability parameters of a reinforced concrete spatial frame operating under conditions of a complex stress state
Osovskikh O.E., Osovskikh E.V., Travush V.I.

The calculation for stability against progressive collapse in a dynamic setting, regulated by the norms, contains general recommendations on the possibility of taking into account a pliable foundation and including non-load-bearing elements in the calculation model without determining the limits of their applicability. The results of experimental studies and numerical analysis of a reinforced concrete experimental design of a spatial frame - a fragment of the frame of a multi-storey building in limiting and transcendental states are compared. The features of deformation of the structural system before and after the beyond-design impact, which causes its sudden structural restructuring, are established. Numerical studies were performed with and without considering the pliable foundation, as well as including or not including non-load-bearing elements in the calculation. Satisfactory agreement between the data of experimental studies and the results of dynamic calculation has been obtained. As one of the variants of the calculation model, a modified scheme was adopted, the constituent part of which are the elements of the calculation model of the second level - a fragment of the frame, modeled by volumetric and flat finite elements. It has been established that the results of the dynamic calculation of the experimental fragment are consistent with the experimental data only when taking into account the elements of the load device and real boundary conditions, including the deformable base.

Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings. 2022;18(1):11-21
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Rheological equations of concrete state and relaxation of stress
Larionov E.A., Rynkovskaya M.I., Grinko E.A.

Some approaches to the derivation of rheological equations of the mechanical state of concrete are considered and the principle of superposition of fraction deformations is justified in a nonlinear statement. In linear creep theory, this principle is known as L. Boltzmann’s superposition principle of fraction creep deformations. The concept of the strength structure of the constructive material is the basis for substantiating the statements given in this work. The statistical distribution of the strength of the fractions forming a structural element in the union allows the derivation of nonlinear equations of state. At the same time, the so-called structural stresses of fractions that capable to force resistance are considered. The overlay principle of fraction deformations in non-linear statement is justified. This means the modification of L. Boltzmann’s principle of superposition allowing its applicability also under the nonlinear dependence of deformations on stresses. It is established that the integral equation of state, which is nonlinear with respect to calculated stresses, is linear with respect to structural stresses. It is this circumstance that permits its reduction to a simple linear differential equation, which, in particular, simplifies the solution of relaxation problems. These problems are closely related to the calculation of structures for long-term safety.

Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings. 2022;18(1):22-34
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A method for strengthening arched buildings with insufficient bearing capacity of supports for the perception of the strut
Khusainov D.M., Salimov A.F., Khabibulina A.G.

A new way to strengthen arched buildings with insufficient bearing capacity of the supports for the perception of the strut is proposed. That method can be implemented in the conditions of architectural and structural solutions of buildings with the presence of zones which prevent the traditional placement of puffs. There are no research results on this problem in the literature. On the example of a frameless arched building with insufficient bearing capacity of the supports for the perception of the strut, the application of the anticipated reinforcement method is considered with the reduction of two options for anchoring the supports of the arched building with puffs installed for the perception of the strut to semi-buried and sunken ground anchor. For the arched building under consideration, theoretical studies were carried out to determine the prestress value in the installed puffs, at which the load-bearing capacity of the arched building is provided for the variant of the asymmetric snow design load. The significance of the obtained results for the construction industry is that for the first time a method of strengthening arched buildings with insufficient bearing capacity of supports for the perception of the strut is suggested. The projected method of reinforcement is an effective, novel way to increase the load-bearing capacity of structures and supports of arched buildings and can be used in the conditions of architectural and structural solutions of buildings with the presence of zones that prevent the traditional placement of puffs.

Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings. 2022;18(1):35-44
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Experimental researches

Models equivalent in damping in experiments for determining the parameters of internal friction in materials
Zylev V.B., Platnov P.O.

The work is devoted to improving the methods of experimental determination of internal friction parameters in materials. The aim of the laboratory experiments is to obtain physical parameters of the material that allow to take into account the damping forces in a uniaxial stress state. The research is focused on the internal friction model, which is based on the use of the generalized Prandtl model, that gives frequency-independent internal friction and allowing for the dependence of internal friction on the level of time-varying stresses. Damped oscillations during pure bending are recorded on a specially made laboratory installation. The description of the installation, the reference points of which coincide with the fixed points of the realized form of natural oscillations, is provided. The algorithm of cameral processing of experimental data is obtained. It is proposed to use a virtual system equivalent in damping. This is a system with one dynamic degree of freedom. The involvement of an imaginary system permits, after performing tests of the sample for pure bending, to acquire data corresponding to stretching - compression. The technique grants the use of long samples, which reduces the negative effect of stress concentration in the anchorages. The damping equivalent scheme makes it possible to use samples with an arbitrary cross-section. The found damping parameters for low-carbon steel are given.

Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings. 2022;18(1):45-53
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Use of natural compounds as a nutrition for bacteria in self-healing mortar
Galishnikova V.V., Elroba S.M., Dayoub N., Sakna A.

Microbiologically induced calcite precipitation, or calcium carbonate CaCO3, is used in remediating cracks and fissures in concrete. Since the microbial activity is pollution-free, natural, that process is extremely desired and may solve concrete cracking without sacrificing mechanical properties. The effects of different nutrient on the self-healing process are elucidated. Nutrients provide the required sources of energy for the bacterial growth and metabolic activities. A species of bacteria Bacillus sphaericus was added to the cement mix at a ratio of 0.6% of cement weight with three organic compounds for nutrients (calcium lactate, yeast extract and peptone) at 0.30% of cement weight. Effects on setting time, rate of water absorption, compressive strength and flexural strength were studied. It was found that bacteria nutrition acts as an accelerator for cement pastes for initial setting time mortar, while acts as a retarder of cement pastes for final setting time for all bacterial compared to control mortar. Finally, bacterial mortars with different types of nutrients showed an increase in compressive and flexural strengths with yeast extract showing the most promising enhancements, resulting in 26.5 and 60% increase in compressive and flexural strength respectively.

Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings. 2022;18(1):54-63
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Geometrical modeling of shell forms

Surfaces of congruent sections of pendulum type on cylinders with generatrix superellipses
Alborova L.A., Strashnov S.V.

In 1972, I.I. Kotov proposed to separate the surfaces of congruent sections into a separate class and to include the surfaces of plane-and-parallel translation, surfaces of revolution, carved surfaces of Monge, cyclic surfaces with a generatrix circle of constant radius, rotative, spiroidal, and helical surfaces in it. The aim of the research is to obtain generalized parametric equations of surfaces of congruent sections of the pendulum type on right cylinders with plane-and-parallel translation of movable rigid superellipses. Analytical geometry methods are used. Computer systems MathCad and AutoCAD are applied to visualize surfaces. The results consist in the derivation of parametric equations of the studied surfaces in a general form convenient for the use of computer modeling methods. The technique is demonstrated on five examples with congruent mobile superellipses. The possibility of using obtained surface shapes in parametric architecture, free-form architecture, and in shaping of the surfaces of some technical products is noted.

Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings. 2022;18(1):64-72
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Analytical and numerical methods of analysis of structures

Memorial stele on a compact spherical support: design-and-engineering solutions, design-basis justification
Petrov D.V., Yudov A.G., Dotsenko V.V., Zhabunina O.Y., Kalaturov E.V., Natynchik N.M., Abramov A.V., Nikulshin M.V.

The article presents the design of the architectural and artistic composition “Memorial stele on a local spherical support” (KB-1 Stele), as well as the analysis of design solutions and the calculated justification of the strength and stability of the KB-1 Stele to external influences in conditions of the most intense climatic influences with parameters set according to building codes and regulations. The design of the KB-1 Stele is a vertically installed overall mass model of a peaceful nuclear explosive device weighing 2.8 tons and 2.8 meters high with hemispherical covers. In accordance with the terms of reference, it was required to preserve the appearance of the device as accurately as possible by placing it on a small local support. The peculiarity of the design lies in its angular mobility relative to the support. To ensure a stable equilibrium state of the stele, a hinge is organized at the place of support, the stele is installed freely by the lower sphere on an intermediate stand with a specially selected spherical surface. Additionally, the center of mass of the stele is significantly reduced by lightening (thinning the walls) of the upper part of the body and installing additional cargo in its lower part. As a result, under the action of external lateral loads, the stele acquires a stable position with possible fluctuations in the tumbler type and with a return to its original state. Analytical and numerical computational studies were performed to substantiate the strength and stability of the KB-1 Stele under external loads. It is shown that the developed design meets the regulatory requirements and is safe in operation.

Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings. 2022;18(1):73-88
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