Limit Analysis without Mechanism Generationby Harry L. Jones, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, Tex.,
Irvin Boaz, Jr., Grad. Student; Civ. Engrg. Dept., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, Tex.,
Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 7, Pg. 1658-1662
Document Type: Journal Paper
It is demonstrated that the static approach to collapse load analysis for frames can be implemented without mechanism generation and virtual work. In addition, the amount of programming effort necessary to automate the generation of the governing linear programming is comparable to that for the elastic analysis of frames.
Subject Headings: Limit analysis | Elastic analysis | Linear analysis | Failure loads | Computer programming | Frames | Structural failures
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