Plastic Shakedown Analysis

  • Nguyen Dang Hung
  • P. Morelle
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 299)


Structures of mechanical engineering for instance power plants, reactors, pressure vessels, etc. or civil engineering for instance, frames, grids, bridge decks etc. are exposed to variable loading particularly cyclic or repeated loading. In these situations, classical limit analysis which assumes proportional loading are out of question because the results deduced present no security step-by-step elastic-plastic calculation is somewhat very costly in computing times. The most efficient way to handle the problem is to apply the shakedown theory. This theory is based on experimental facts obtained from realistic structures or laboratory specimen [1–4]. It offers a direct method as like as limit analysis to perform the analysis of the problem.


Residual Stress Finite Element Formulation Plastic Strain Rate Residual Stress Field Repeated Loading 
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  • Nguyen Dang Hung
    • 1
  • P. Morelle
  1. 1.University of LiègeLiègeBelgium

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