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Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures

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MONT'ALVERNE, A.M.; DEUS, E.P.; OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, S.C.  e  MOURA, A.S.. Determination of the reinforced concrete slabs ultimate load using finite element method and mathematical programming. Lat. Am. j. solids struct. [online]. 2012, vol.9, n.1, pp.69-93. ISSN 1679-7825.

In the present paper, the ultimate load of the reinforced concrete slabs [16] is determined using the finite element method and mathematical programming. The acting efforts and displacements in the slab are obtained by a perfect elasto-plastic analysis developed by finite element method. In the perfect elasto-plastic analysis the Newton-Raphson method [20] is used to solve the equilibrium equations at the global level of the structure. The relations of the plasticity theory [18] are resolved at local level. The return mapping problem in the perfect elasto-plastic analysis is formulated as a problem of mathematical programming [12]. The Feasible Arch Interior Points Algorithm proposed by Herskovits [8] is used as a return mapping algorithm in the perfect elasto-plastic analysis. The proposed algorithm uses Newton's method for solving nonlinear equations obtained from the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions [11] of the mathematical programming problem. At the end of this paper, it is analyzed six reinforced concrete slabs and the results are compared with available ones in literature.

Palavras-chave : optimization; Finite Element Method; plates theory; reinforced concrete.

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