In an ideally elastic material the (flexural) load capacity of a cross-section may decrease if cantilevers are attached to it. In an ideally plastic material this is not possible. In this article it is proved that with the laws to which real materials (steel, reinforced concrete, etc. ) conform such a decrease in load capacity, i. e. , structural strength of the section, does indeed occur in certain cases. The conditions for the occurrence of this decrease are established and are demonstrated with the aid of worked examples.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction