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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 19
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VIII.2

Optimisation of Yield Line Patterns

A. Jennings*, A. Thavalingam*, J.J. McKeown+ and D. Sloan*

*Department of Civil Engineering
+Department of Engineering Mathematics, Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
A. Jennings, A. Thavalingam, J.J. McKeown, D. Sloan, "Optimisation of Yield Line Patterns", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computational Engineering Mechanics", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 209-214, 1993. doi:10.4203/ccp.19.8.2
A numerical analysis procedure has been used to optimise the nodal positions in a Munro and Da Fonseca yield line analysis. The procedure is briefly described and some results are presented which identify the need for further research to obtain a technique which is smoothly convergent for all cases.

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