Volume 5, Issue 3 (September 2007)                   IJCE 2007, 5(3): 224-235 | Back to browse issues page

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In this research a new approach is proposed for elasto-plastic analysis of structures with truss elements. This method covers both perfectly plastic and hardening properties. The Proposed technique uses substituting virtual loads instead of modifying the stiffness matrix. To solve this kind of problems, complementary programming is utilized. Numerical examples demonstrate that elastoplastic analysis by this approach has very good convergence, rapidity, and accuracy.
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