Limit Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Slabs


The Ultimate Limit State (ULS) condition of plastic limit load for reinforced concrete (RC) slabs is an essential consideration in the design and can be as a limit analysis problem using either an upper bound approach, such as the yield line technique, or a lower bound approach such as with EFE. The yield criterion used for RC is that proposed by Nielsen.

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Publication: Ramsay A.C.A., Maunder E.A.W. & Gilbert M. Yield Line Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Slabs; Is the 10% Rule Safe?, Various.

Note: Comparison of EFE with a 2014 Upper Bound Approach