Accession Number:

AD0606445

Title:

LINEAR PROGRAMMING AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN. I. LIMIT ANALYSIS,

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1957-06-26

Pagination or Media Count:

1118.0

Abstract:

Limit Analysis provides the structural engineer with a realistic estimate of the load carrying capacities of structures that are made of ductile materials. From the mathematical point of view, the problem of limit analysis is one of linear programming. The basic concepts are presented and a practical method of solution is discussed. This is essentially the simplex method with prices, but the various steps are given mechanical interpretations which enable the experienced analyst to capitalize on his intuitive understanding of structural behavior. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE