A note on limit analysis

Reuven Segev, Lior Falach

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We present a mathematical framework for the theory of limit analysis of rigid, perfectly plastic bodies where the equality of the static multiplier and kinematic multiplier for incompressible fields is formulated and proved in a compact form. Assuming that the failure criterion is a norm on the space of deviatoric stress fields, we use standard properties of linear operators on Banach spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-869
Number of pages16
JournalMathematics and Mechanics of Solids
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2010


  • Banach's closed range theorem.
  • limit analysis
  • plasticity
  • reduced kinematic multiplier
  • static multiplier

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials


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