Development and Progress of the Discrete Method of Limit Analysis Using “Rigid Bodies — Spring Models”

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


In order to break through bottleneck of finite element nonlinear analysis in solid mechanics, the first author (Kawai, 1977) proposed a family of new simplified element basing on the experimental evidence of solids under the ultimate state of loading in 1977. Since then a series of verification studies have been made in steel structures successfully.