Date of Award

Fall 1987

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Civil Engineering

Abstract

This paper introduces the yield line method of analysis of two-way slabs. Two different approaches are presented: the principle of virtual work and the equations of equilibrium, to calculate the ultimate uniform load that a slab can resist. A computer program was written according to the yield line method. Four examples are to be presented in order to determine the efficiency of using yield line theory.

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