Linear programming and structural design--II: limit design.

by William Prager

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A discussion of limit design, which guides the structural engineer toward an economic design of structures that are made of ductile materials and have to carry specified loads. The problem can be reduced to one in linear programming, and a method of solution is discussed that has been found efficient for structures of moderate complexity. In addition, a sketch of the historical development of limit analysis and design is given.

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