Simplified Theory of Plastic Zones

Based on Zarka's Method

  • Hartwig Hübel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 317-318

About this book


The present book provides a new method to estimate elastic-plastic strains via a series of linear elastic analyses. For a life prediction of structures subjected to variable loads, frequently encountered in mechanical and civil engineering, the cyclically accumulated deformation and the elastic plastic strain ranges are required. The Simplified Theory of Plastic Zones (STPZ) is a direct method which provides the estimates of these and all other mechanical quantities in the state of elastic and plastic shakedown. The STPZ is described in detail, with emphasis on the fact that not only scientists but engineers working in applied fields and advanced students are able to get an idea of the possibilities and limitations of the STPZ. Numerous illustrations and examples are provided to support the reader's understanding.


Cyclic strain accumulation Residual stress Simplified elastic-plastic analysis Simplified theory of plastic zones (STPZ) Thermal cyclic loading Zarka’s method

Authors and affiliations

  • Hartwig Hübel
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  1. 1.Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-SenftenbergCottbusGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29873-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29875-7
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