Discrete and Continuum Modeling of Coulomb Friction Damping in Stone Blocks

  • Vinay Purohit Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand-248002, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6373-2183
  • Pavan Kumar Emani Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand-248002, India
Keywords: Coulomb, friction, damping, energy dissipation, ABAQUS


Friction plays an important role in creating damping mechanism in structures. In this paper a study was conducted to analyze coulomb friction damping and frictional energy dissipation mechanism with stone blocks in a single degree of freedom system by discrete and continuum modeling in finite element-based software ABAQUS. Discrete and continuum modeling approach was used in this study. It was found that both approaches gave similar results.


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Author Biographies

Vinay Purohit, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand-248002, India

Vinay Purohit did his Civil Engineering from the Graphic Era (Deemed to be University) of India in 2016. He completed his master degree in Structural Engineering from Uttarakhand Technical University in 2019. He is pursuing his PhD Degree from Graphic Era (Deemed to be) University. Presently Vinay Purohit is a Structural Engineer in Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL), Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

Pavan Kumar Emani, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand-248002, India

Pavan Kumar Emani did his civil engineering from the Nagarjuna University of India in 2001. He worked as Scientific Officer/Design Engineer in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) till 2005, and later on completed his Ph. D from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee by 2009. Professor Emani has been teaching both under-graduate and post-graduate students of Civil Engineering since 13 years. Dr. Emani co-authored more than 30 research papers. Dr. Emani also received the Homi Bhabha Award in BARC. Dr. Emani is a life member of the Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET), Institute of Engineers India (IEI), Indian Concrete Institute (ICI). He carried out sponsored research Projects for the Department of Science and Technology and Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India. Presently, Dr. Pavan Kumar Emani, Ph. D (IITR), is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, dr.emani.ce@geu.ac.in


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