Direct Methods for Limit States in Structures and Materials

  • Konstantinos Spiliopoulos
  • Dieter Weichert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Franck Pastor, Joseph Pastor, Djimedo Kondo
    Pages 1-22
  3. Aurora Angela Pisano, Paolo Fuschi, Dario De Domenico
    Pages 23-56
  4. J. J. Muñoz, N. Rabiei, A. Lyamin, A. Huerta
    Pages 79-99
  5. Min Chen, Abdelkader Hachemi
    Pages 119-138
  6. Konstantinos V. Spiliopoulos, Konstantinos D. Panagiotou
    Pages 139-155
  7. Matthew Gilbert, Colin C. Smith, Samuel J. Hawksbee, Andrew Tyas
    Pages 157-180
  8. Long Cheng, Géry de Saxcé, Djimedo Kondo
    Pages 181-201
  9. Giovanni Garcea, Antonio Bilotta, Antonio Madeo, Raffaele Casciaro
    Pages 203-228

About this book


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.


Direct Methods Limit Analysis Materials and Structures Numerical Methods Ratcheting Shakedown Analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Konstantinos Spiliopoulos
    • 1
  • Dieter Weichert
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Structural EngineeringNational Technical University of Athens School of Civil EngineeringAthensGreece
  2. 2.Institute of General MechanicsRWTH-Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6826-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6827-7
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