SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1972

A Brief Survey of Empirical Multiaxial Strength Criteria for Composites


A brief survey of various empirical strength theories that have been proposed for anisotropic materials is given. Working equations for the various strength criteria are discussed and the best criteria are selected. Weaknesses of some of the criteria are also indicated.

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Sendeckyj, GP
AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Cleveland, Ohio
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Developed by Committee: D30
Pages: 41–51
DOI: 10.1520/STP27739S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4606-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0134-0