A Critical Review of Mechanical Failure Criteria

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M. C. Shaw

Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. 85287

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 106(3), 219-226 (Jul 01, 1984) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3225705 History: Received December 21, 1983; Online September 23, 2009


Failure criteria for a wide range of situations where the main consideration is flow or fracture are reviewed. Some of the concepts are well known and in wide use while others are of relatively recent origin. Throughout the discussion, stress is considered to be the main independent variable and strain a dependent variable.

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