Computerized Yield Line Analysis of Rectangular Slabs


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Title: Computerized Yield Line Analysis of Rectangular Slabs

Author(s): W. Lee Shoemaker

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 11

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 62-65

Keywords: bond (concrete to reinforcement); computer programs; concrete slabs; flexural strength; reinforced concrete; shear strength; structural analysis; yield-line theory; Structural Research

Date: 8/1/1989

The concept of yield line analysis of reinforced concrete slabs was introduced in the 1920s. Yield line analysis is a limit design method using rigid plastic theory to determine the ultimate load-carrying capacity of slabs. The computer program described is an attempt to make the yield line analysis a more desirable tool for designers as well as a learning aid for students to obtain a better understanding of failure mechanisms of slabs.