The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 51 (1973) > Issues > Issue 11 > Correspondence on Plastic Design and Limit State Design by J. Heyman
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Correspondence on Plastic Design and Limit State Design by J. Heyman

The reservations that Professor Heyman expresses regarding the relationship of loads assumed in simple plastic design to real states of loading have some justification, particularly in view of the dubious nature of stochastic calculations in relation to extreme loading conditions. I find it, however, more difficult to follow his arguments in relation to deflexions and stability calculations. Professor M.R. Horne