Limit Analysis of Solids and Structures

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Solids subjected to sufficiently large loads undergo plastic strain that does not vanish after unloading. Limit analysis is used to find out whether a given loading is safe against capacity loss due to intensive plastic deformation. Over the past 25 years, the theory and methods of limit analysis have undergone substantial development. This book gives a clear and complete presentation of the state of the art of limit analysis, including: