Inelastic Behaviour of Structures under Variable Repeated Loads

Direct Analysis Methods

  • Dieter Weichert
  • Giulio Maier

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 432)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-viii
  2. Chapter 1

    1. Géry de Saxcé
      Pages 1-25
    2. Géry de Saxcé
      Pages 27-39
    3. Géry de Saxcé
      Pages 41-57
    4. Géry de Saxcé, Lahbib Bousshine
      Pages 59-76
    5. Géry de Saxcé, Jean-Bernard Tritsch
      Pages 77-89
  3. Chapter 2

    1. Giulio Maier, Giuseppe Cocchetti
      Pages 91-113
  4. Chapter 3

    1. Castrenze Polizzotto, Guido Borino, Paolo Fuschi
      Pages 133-185
    2. Castrenze Polizzotto, Guido Borino, Paolo Fuschi
      Pages 187-201
  5. Chapter 4

    1. Dieter Weichert, Abdelkader Hachemi
      Pages 203-227
    2. Dieter Weichert, Abdelkader Hachemi
      Pages 229-238
    3. Dieter Weichert, Abdelkader Hachemi
      Pages 239-265
  6. Chapter 5

    1. Alan R. S. Ponter
      Pages 267-318
  7. Chapter 6

  8. Chapter 7

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 395-396

About this book


This book deals with the safety assessment of structures and structural components, possibly operating beyond the elastic limits under variable repeated thermo-mechanical loads. Examples of such situations can be found both in mechanical and civil engineering (e.g. transportation technologies, pressure vessels, pipelines, offshore platforms, dams, pavements and buildings in seismic zones). So-called "direct” methods are focused, based on the shakedown theorems and their specialisation to limit theorems. These methods are receiving increased attention for the prediction of structural failure because they provide the information that is essential in practice (e.g. safety factor and collapse mechanisms) by more economical procedures than step-by-step inelastic analysis; also, they only need a minimum of information on the evolution of loads as functions of time. The addressed audience are primarily engineers and scientists active in Structural Engineering and Safety and Reliability Analysis.


computational method computational methods damage fatigue flow Fundament material mechanism plasticity structural engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter Weichert
    • 1
  • Giulio Maier
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Allgemeine MechanikRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria StrutturalePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-83687-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2558-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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