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Applied Theory of Plasticity

Applied Theory of Plasticity
Major Analysis and Design of Structures
Faculty Faculty of Structural Engineering
Department Structural Mechanics
Lead Lecturer Prof. Dr. Eng. Gospodin Gospodinov

The structural behavior followed by an estimation of the structural capacity may generally be obtained by using linear elastic methods and after that, suitable methods of the theory of plasticity. Such an approach is definitely complex and may lead to certain risks. In many practical cases the structural capacity may be evaluated by the means of the engineering theory of plasticity, in particular the limit state analysis. The necessary basic knowledge are given in the later approach in order to solve beams, frames and plates made from homogeneous material. The course should be of help to other structural design orientated courses, when it is necessary to take into account plastic deformations. Such a tendency is usual for the codes especially Eurocodes.

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