Duality between Limit Analysis and Limit Design

by George I. N. Rozvany, (M.ASCE), Reader in Engrg.; Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria, Australia,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 6, Pg. 1763-1768

Document Type: Journal Paper


The relation between limit analysis and optimal limit design of stable rigid perfectly plastic systems will be analyzed in the particular context of Tresca sandwich plates, but the same duality principles can be readily extended to any yield condition and any convex and piece-wise differentiable specific cost function.

Subject Headings: Limit analysis | Plastic analysis | System analysis | Plastic design | Plastics | Sandwich panels | Professional societies

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