Masters Theses

Abstract

"The theory of Limit Design is the application of the theory of Plasticity to the estimation of the actual carrying capacity of a structure. In this theory, as it is applied to statistically indeterminate structures, the areas of most unfavorable stress are allowed to be stressed beyond the yield point and into the plastic range of stress. It was formerly held that, by assuming elastic behavior, all questions of strength of materials that concern the Structural Engineer were capable of solution. However, it is now becoming recognized, from actual measurements of deformations of structures and from tests carried to near the breaking load in the laboratory, that no uniform factor of safety can be obtained for all structures by this assumption of 'ideal behavior' for a material"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Carlton, E. W.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1949

Pagination

iii, 53 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 113-115).

Rights

© 1949 Robert Fredrick Davidson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Plasticity -- Mathematical models
Plates (Engineering) -- Plastic properties

Thesis Number

T 829

Print OCLC #

5977470

Electronic OCLC #

856012948

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