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C.8 Limit state criteria

C.8 Limit state criteria

C.8 Limit state criteria

Hi everybody,
i find myself in a bit of a pickle and so far i couldn't find an answer to this question:

In an elasto-plastic analysis using material non-linearity, considering that local yielding is allowed, up to how much can the yielding zone be limited (for a given cross-section)?

in the EN-1993-1-5:2006 it is given: "NOTE 2: Other criteria may be used, e.g. attainment of the yielding criterion or limitation of the yielding zone." still, no other information is further provided.

does anyone have a clue?


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