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Advances in Direct Methods for Materials and Structures

  • Olga Barrera
  • Alan Cocks
  • Alan Ponter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. D. Magisano, E. Charkaluk, G. de Saxcé, T. Kanit
    Pages 29-50
  3. José J. Muñoz, James Hambleton, Scott W. Sloan
    Pages 73-84
  4. N. T. Tran, T. N. Tran, H. G. Matthies, G. E. Stavroulakis, M. Staat
    Pages 85-103
  5. G. Garcea, L. Leonetti
    Pages 105-128
  6. K. D. Panagiotou, K. V. Spiliopoulos
    Pages 163-177
  7. N. Vermaak, M. Boissier, L. Valdevit, R. M. McMeeking
    Pages 179-198

About this book


This book offers a state-of-the-art overview and includes recent developments of various direct computational analysis methods.

It is based on recently developed and widely employed numerical procedures for limit and shakedown analysis of structures and their extensions to a wide range of physical problems relevant to the design of materials and structural components.

The book can be used as a complementary text for advanced academic courses on computational mechanics, structural mechanics,  soil mechanics and computational plasticity and it can be used a research text.


Direct methods Numerical methods Optimization methods Plasticity Yield design

Editors and affiliations

  • Olga Barrera
    • 1
  • Alan Cocks
    • 2
  • Alan Ponter
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of EngineeringUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUnited Kingdom

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