Richard M. Christensen
Brief Biography

Governing Equations

 

The failure criteria for isotropic materials are given by Eqs. (8)-(10) of Section II. When specialized to principal stresses they become

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and if

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the fracture criteria also apply

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Professor Research Emeritus Aeronautics and Astronautics

Senior Scientist Retired Materials Science &

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Updated Jun. 9, 2017

Failure Characterization

Key Junctures

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Navigating the Website
Understanding the Discipline

The First Failure Criterion

General Matters

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New Book on Failure

How Do Mises & Tresca Fit In

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Is It Stress or Strain

A Basic Failure Mechanism

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Can Atomic/Nano Scale
Failure Events Predict
Macroscopic Failure

The Ductile-Brittle Problem

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Damage

Failure Theory Applications

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The Brittle Limit

Unsolved Problems

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Which is Fundamental:
T&C or S&D

Physical Ductility of Elements

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Letter to WWFE

WWFE-II Results

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A Call to Service

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Acknowledgment

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Richard M. Christensen

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