Limit Analysis of Transversely Loaded Grillages.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING
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A computer program that can determine the collapse load of a transversely loaded grillage that allows for various types of loading and failure modes is presented. The program allows the user to constrain particular grillage members to have fully developed plastic hinges at the location of maximum moment which gives the program the capability to study redundancy of transversely loaded grillages. The lower bound theorem of limit analysis and linear programming techniques are used to determine a grid load factor and provide a failure mode and associated bending moments. A users guide and program explanation are provided. An example grillage is studied using this program and the load factor and redundancy is discussed. Author
- Numerical Mathematics