The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

Theoretical Strength of Materials

Author: Materials Advisory Board
Corporate Author: Materials Advisory Board, Division of Engineering
Corporate Report Number: MAB-221-M
Date of Publication: 1966-08
Pages: 112
Contract: DA-49-083-OSA-3131
AD Number: AD0636917
Original AD Number: AD636917

This report is in six sections, i.e., Introduction, Theoretical Considerations for Ideal Solids, Cohesive Strength of Crystals, Strength of Inorganic Glassy Solids, Strength of Organic Polymers, and Examples of Theoretical Strength Calculations. Equations suitable for engineering purposes are developed for each class, along with a discussion of the assumptions involved, and the limitations and uncertainties applicable to the expression of strength in terms of other properties which are measurable experimentally. The report sets forth the considerations upon which the concept of theoretical strength is based, the methods by which calculations can be made, the information required to make the calculations quantitative, the sources of such information, and the level of confidence to be placed upon the results applicable to various types of materials.

S. Kumar
This report has yet to be scanned by Contrails staff

Request scanning of this report

Other options for obtaining this report

Via the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC):
A record for this report, and possibly a full-image download of the report, exists at DTIC

Via National Technical Information Service:
This report may have been digitized and made freely available for public download, or made publicly available for purchase by the National Technical Information Service through their online database, the National Technical Reports Library

Indications of Public Availability
No digital image of an index entry indicating public availability is currently available
There has been no verification of an indication of public availability from an inside cover statement