Limit analysis of orthotropic structures based on Hill's yield condition

Antonio Capsoni, Leone Corradi, Pasquale Vena

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The limit analysis problem, which permits the direct computation of the limit load of rigid-perfectly plastic solids and structures, is considered with reference to anisotrophic materials. As a starting step, attention is focused on Hill's orthotropic condition, for which an explicit expression of the dissipation power in terms of strain rates is established. On this basis, numerical procedures successfully employed in the isotropic (von Mises') case can be used in this context, as some examples illustrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3945-3963
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number22-23
Publication statusPublished - May 9 2001


  • Limit analysis
  • Orthotropy
  • Plasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials


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