Structural Analysis: Elastic or Plastic?
Abstract:The misuse of computer analysis in structural design is an issue that needs to be faced. With the wide application of "solution" - oriented elastic analysis computer software, thirty years of research in plasticity theory and the knowledge gained from experience can be ignored at the push of a button, resulting in structures of questionable quality. The paper proposes an interactive hybrid design analysis process that exploits the strengths of both elastic analysis and plasticity theory and calls for critical reflection and active decision-making from the user.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1993-08-01
Structural Engineering International (SEI), the quarterly Journal of IABSE, published since 1991, is the leading international journal of structural engineering dealing with all types of structures and materials. SEI offers its readers a unique blend of short profiles on recent structures, and longer, in-depth technical articles on research, development, design, construction and maintenance. Articles are written by practicing engineers and academia from around the world and reflect the high standards of IABSE. IABSE Peer Review stamps are given to papers that have passed through a highly selective review process and demonstrate a significant contribution to the state of structural engineering knowledge.To recognise contributions of the highest quality, an Outstanding Paper Award is presented each year.
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