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Without a doubt, the nonlinear analysis is getting more and more popular.

But have you ever wondered

what geometric nonlinearity does?

I’m certain you can find dozens of manuals online with all the equations for it…

but I focus here on something totally different.

I simply explain what it does.

Plastic redistribution of loads is often used.

This can easily save you some material costs

if you wish to go that way.

However, before you decide, it is worth understanding how the phenomenon works – and this is what this article is all about!

What geometric nonlinearity does

(and my favorite sweater)

How yielding works

(or what to do if you want the short guy

to carry a stone with you!)