CIV_ENV 495-0-35: Computational Plasticity and Limit Analysis

Quarter Offered

Winter : MWF 11:00-11:50 ; James Hambleton


Topics Covered

  • Mechanical behavior of soils
  • Yield conditions and flow rules
  • Overview of methods for computing limit loads (limit equilibrium, method of characteristics, finite element method, analytical and numerical limit analysis)
  • Limit theorems and limit analysis
  • Selected applications
  • Progressive failure
Course Outline, Outcomes, and Goals