UE Plastic analysis of structures

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


The modelling of mechanical properties of materials and structures is a complex subject. In some applications, it is sufficient to assume that the material remains elastic. However, such a simplified assumption is appropriate only within a limited range, and in general must be replaced by a more realistic approach that considers the inelastic processes such as plastic yielding. The course aims to provide the students with the basic concepts of plastic analysis of structures: limit analysis, multiaxial stress-strain relations, limit state theorems, concept of plastic hinges and yield line of plates, calculation of collapse load and displacement at incipient collapse, application to engineering materials.