LINEAR PROGRAMMING AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN; 2. LIMIT DESIGN
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Limit Design guides the structural engineer towards an economic design of structures that are made of ductile materials and have to carry specified loads. From the mathematical point of view, the problem can be reduced to one in linear programming, but even simple structures may lead to linear programming problems of considerable size. A method of solution is discussed that was found efficient for structures of moderate complexity. A sketch of the historical development of limit analysis and design is given.
- Operations Research