Limit Analysis and Concrete Plasticity, Second Edition explains the basic principles of plasticity theory and its application to the design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, providing a thorough understanding of the subject, rather than simply applying current design codes. This understanding enables the design student or engineer to solve problems more effectively and safely. Fully updated, the second edition includes new treatments in a variety of areas and includes numerical methods and computer code for solving problems, incorporating methods into Eurocode 2-the common concrete standard for all of Europe.

chapter 1|16 pages

The Theory of Plasticity

chapter 2|118 pages

Yield Conditions

chapter 3|76 pages

The Theory of Plain Concrete

chapter 4|108 pages


chapter 5|104 pages


chapter 6|156 pages


chapter 7|50 pages

Punching Shear of Slabs

chapter 8|40 pages

Shear in Joints

chapter 9|66 pages

The Bond Strength of Reinforcing Bars

chapter 10|28 pages

Seismic Design by Rigid-Plastic Dynamics