Limit State of Materials and Structures

Direct Methods 2

  • Géry de Saxcé
  • Abdelbacet Oueslati
  • Eric Charkaluk
  • Jean-Bernard Tritsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. M. Chen, A. Hachemi, D. Weichert
    Pages 45-69
  3. Konstantinos V. Spiliopoulos, Theodoros N. Patsios
    Pages 129-144
  4. L. Dormieux, D. Kondo
    Pages 197-206
  5. F. Pastor, P. Thoré, D. Kondo, J. Pastor
    Pages 207-218

About these proceedings


To determine the carrying capacity of a structure or a structural element susceptible to operate beyond the elastic limit is an important task in many situations of both mechanical and civil engineering. The so-called “direct methods” play an increasing role due to the fact that they allow rapid access to the request information in mathematically constructive manners. They embrace Limit Analysis, the most developed approach now widely used, and Shakedown Analysis, a powerful extension to the variable repeated loads potentially more economical than step-by-step inelastic analysis.
This book is the outcome of a workshop held at the University of Sciences and Technology of Lille. The individual contributions stem from the areas of new numerical developments rendering these methods more attractive for industrial design, extension of the general methodology to new horizons, probabilistic approaches and concrete technological applications.


Direct Methods Finite Element Method Limit Analysis Numerical Methods Plasticity Shakedown Analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Géry de Saxcé
    • 1
  • Abdelbacet Oueslati
    • 2
  • Eric Charkaluk
    • 3
  • Jean-Bernard Tritsch
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mécanique de LilleVilleneuve d'AscqFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Mécanique de LilleVilleneuve d'AscqFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Mécanique de LilleVilleneuve d'AscqFrance
  4. 4.Laboratoire de Mécanique de LilleVilleneuve d'AscqFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5424-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5425-6
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