Richard M. Christensen
Brief Biography

Recent Additions

  1. The Proof Of The Splitting Mode Of Compressive Brittle Failure And Integration With General Failure Theory (Mar. 7, 2019)
     
  2. The Ductility Number Nd Provides A Rigorous Measure For The Ductility Of Materials Failure - (Jan. 8, 2019)
     
  3. Materials Failure Theory, Strain Energy, and Principal Stresses Eigenvalue Problem (July 25, 2018)
     
  4. Perspective On Materials Failure Theory and Applications - (Jun. 16, 2018)
     
  5. Lamination Theory for the Strength of Fiber Composite Materials - (Jun. 9 2017)
     
  6. Failure Theory/Failure Criteria For Fiber Composite Laminates (Feb. 3, 2017)
     
  7. First Ply Failure As Determined By The Most Rigorous (Yet Simplest) Fiber Composites Failure Criterion And Failure Theory (Nov. 22, 2016)
     
  8. Navigating the Website and Understanding the Discipline (Jan. 11, 2016)
     
  9. Evaluation of Ductile/Brittle Failure Theory, Derivation of the Ductile/Brittle Transition Temperature (Sept. 24, 2015)
     
  10. A New Theory of Strain Hardening and its Consequences for Yield Stress and Failure Stress (June 24, 2015)
     
  11. Call To Service With Solid Mechanics (April 19, 2015)
     
  12. Why Carbon Based Materials are so Exceptional and Vital (Jan. 18 2015)
     
  13. Failure Mechanics: The Central And Decisive Role Of Graphene In Defining The Elastic And Failure Properties (Oct. 5 2014)
     
  14. Failure Mechanics: The Coordination Between Elasticity Theory And Failure Theory (Mar 9 2014)
     
  15. Timoshenko Medal (Dec 20 2013)
     
  16. New Book on Failure (Oct 26 2013)
     
  17. The World Wide Failure Exercise II, Examination of Results (Jun. 15 2013)
     
  18. Completion and Closure on Failure Criteria for Unidirectional Fiber Composites (Apr. 20 2013)
     
  19. Publication of New Book on Failure (Mar. 20 2013)
     
  20. Letter to World Wide Failure Exercise, WWFE-II (Feb. 10 2013)
     
  21. New Book Coming (Dec. 9 2012)
     
  22. Physical Ductility of the Elements (Oct. 21 2012)
     
  23. Probabilistic Failure and Probabilistic Life Prediction (May 19 2012)
     
  24. Are the Elements Ductile or Brittle: A Nanoscale Evalutation (Jan 21 2012)
     
  25. Nanomechanics of Graphene (Oct 11 2011)
     
  26. Defining Yield Stress and Failure Stress (Strength) (June 4 2011)
     
  27. Which is Fundamental: T&C or S&D (Mar 27 2011)
     
  28. Micromechanics Failure Analysis (Feb 1 2011)
     
  29. Looking Ahead (Feb. 1 2011)
     
  30. Unsolved Problems (Nov 18 2010)
     
  31. Fracture Mechanics (Sept 19 2010)
     
  32. The Ductile/Brittle Transition, Gaging Ductility Levels (June 27 2010)
     
  33. Failure Theory Applications (Apr. 18 2010)
     
  34. How do Mises and Tresca Fit In (Mar. 14 2010)
     
  35. Critical Experimental and Theoretical Tests for Failure Criteria (Jan. 10 2010)
     
  36. The Brittle Limit (Oct. 25 2009)
     
  37. Failure of Fiber Composite Laminates: Progressive Damage and Polynomial Invariants (Aug. 8 2009)
     
  38. Failure Surface Graphics (May 3 2009)

Professor Research Emeritus Aeronautics and Astronautics

Senior Scientist Retired Materials Science &

Failure Surface Graphics

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Recent Additons
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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
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The Ductile-Brittle Problem

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Failure Theory Applications

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The Brittle Limit

Unsolved Problems

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Which is Fundamental:
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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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