An investigation of whether the theory of plasticity can be used in the design of reinforced and prestressed concrete is presented in this dissertation. Answers to the question, “Can the degree of safety be reliably estimated and is the behaviour under service conditions satisfactory in a structural system designed using plastic methods?” are sought through separate investigations of structural behaviour at ultimate limit state and under service conditions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aurelio Muttoni
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  1. 1.Institut für Baustatik und KonstruktionEidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)Schweiz

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