Limit states analysis of masonry arches

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The limit states analysis of masonry arches, heretofore used only for the analysis of hinging mechanisms within the arch ring, is shown to have wider applicability. Lower and upper bounds may be obtained for collapse loads involving sliding at joints or at the abutments of a masonry arch, and combinations of hinging and sliding. The theorems of shakedown limit analysis make it possible to determine lower and upper bounds to the dynamic loads which may initiate an incremental collapse mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc Struct Congr 94
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)087262952X
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the Structures Congress '94 - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Apr 24 1994Apr 28 1994

Publication series

NameProc Struct Congr 94


OtherProceedings of the Structures Congress '94
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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