Limit Analysis without Mechanism Generation

by 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

Abstract: 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: Failure loads | Frames | Computer programming | Linear analysis | Elastic analysis | Structural failures |

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