10 Mar 17
17 Feb 17
New ASCE Paper featuring LimitState:SLAB
The paper demonstrates that as well as being applicable to simple problems, the discontinuity layout optimization (DLO) procedure, which systematically automates the yield-line method, can also be applied to a wide range of more complex practical slab problems, e.g. incorporating orthotropic reinforcement and "lift off" at supports. The method can be used to reveal hidden reserves of strength in existing slabs, or to more efficient designs for new slabs.
Reference: Linwei He, Matthew Gilbert and Marcus Shepherd. Automatic Yield-Line Analysis of Practical Slab Configurations via Discontinuity Layout Optimization. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, March 2017.