eBook Direct Methods for Limit States in Structures and Materials, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400768273
  • ISBN-13: 9789400768277
  • DDC: 624.170151
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 278 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Knowing the safety factor for limit states such as plastic collapse, low cycle fatigue or ratcheting is always a major design consideration for civil and mechanical engineering structures that are subjected to loads. Direct methods of limit or shakedown analysis that proceed to directly find the limit states offer a better alternative than exact time-stepping calculations as, on one hand, an exact loading history is scarcely known, and on the other they are much less time-consuming. This book presents the state of the art on various topics concerning these methods, such as theoretical advances in limit and shakedown analysis, the development of relevant algorithms and computational procedures, sophisticated modeling of inelastic material behavior like hardening, non-associated flow rules, material damage and fatigue, contact and friction, homogenization and composites.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Finite Element Limit Analysis and Porous Mises-Schleicher Material.
2: Limit Analysis: A Layered Approach for Composite Laminates.
3: Shakedown Analysis of Kinematically Hardening Structures in n-Dimensional Loading Spaces.
4: Computation of Bounds for Anchor Problems in Limit Analysis and Decomposition Techniques.
5: Shakedown Analysis of Reissner-Mindlin Plates Using the Edge-Based Smoothed Finite Element Method.
6: Progress in Plastic Design of Composites.
7: The Residual Stress Decomposition Method (RSDM): A Novel Direct Method to Predict Cyclic Elastoplastic States.
8: Use of Layout Optimization to Solve Large-Scale Limit Analysis and Design Problems.
9: Macroscopic Modeling of Porous Nonassociated Frictional Materials.
10: Direct Evaluation of the Post-Buckling Behavior of Slender Structures through a Numerical Asymptotic Formulation.
11: A Quasi-Periodic Approximation Based Model Reduction for Limit Analysis of Micropile Groups.
12: The Anderson-Bishop Problem—Thermal Ratchetting of a Polycrystalline Metals.
13: Recent Development and Application of the Linear Matching Method for Design Limits in Plasticity and Creep: An Overview.