DISROC is particularly adapted to the analysis of masonry structures. Its strengths are:
Efficient tools for mesh creation adapted to masonry structures, allowing to include in the model every masonry joint present in the structure.
Disroc is interfaced for pre-processing with the GID software which can import AutoCAD geometries. The creation of the geometry of the masonry structure
with AutoCAD, pre-meshing with GID and introduction of joint elements for masonry joints by Disroc is a very easy and pleasant process.
Disroc has advanced interface models for masonry joints mechanical behavior: elastic, elasto-plastic and visco-plastic (creep) constitutive models. See for instance the
models 21220 and 21230 of the Materials Catalog.
Disroc has a rich catalog of reinforcement elements, cables and bars, and allows easily introduce them in the model in order to help the
retrofitting conception and optimization.
Example: Retrofitting Study of Two Lebanese Masonry Structures