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Lower Bound Limit Analysis of Rectangular Slabs

Rao, Kanakapura S Subba and Ranganatham, Balagolam V (1977) Lower Bound Limit Analysis of Rectangular Slabs. In: Journal of the Structural Division ASCE, 103 (11). pp. 2193-2209.

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A general method for the development of valid lower bound solutions to uniformly distributed and orthotropically reinforced rectangular concrete slabs obeying normal moment criterion is described. General expressions for moment field have been obtained for nine cases of slabs having all combinations of simply supported and clamped-edge conditions. The lower bound collapse loads have been compared with the upper bound values obtained by the yield line theory. The paper also focuses attention to the need for the development of valid upper bound solutions with the satisfaction of kinematical admissibility and the flow rules associated with the normal moment criterion.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of the Structural Division ASCE
Publisher: ASCE
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to ASCE.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010 10:57
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2010 10:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24154

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