Discrete and Continuum Modeling of Coulomb Friction Damping in Stone Blocks


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




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 Univer-
sity 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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How to Cite

Purohit, V., & Emani, P. K. (2022). Discrete and Continuum Modeling of Coulomb Friction Damping in Stone Blocks. Journal of Graphic Era University, 10(2), 181–194. https://doi.org/10.13052/jgeu0975-1416.1027