Unified Strength Theory and Its Applications

  • Mao-Hong Yu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 461-463

About this book


This book thoroughly describes a theory concerning the yield and failure of materials under multi-axial stresses – the Unified Strength Theory, which was first proposed by the author and has been frequently quoted since. It provides a system of yield and failure criteria adopted for most materials, from metals to rocks, concretes, soils, and polymers. This new edition includes six additional chapters: General behavior of Strength theory function; Visualization of the Unified Strength Theory; Equivalent Stress of the UST and Comparisons with other criteria; Economic Signification of the UST; General form of failure criterion; Beauty of Strength Theories. It is intended for researchers and graduate students in various fields, including engineering mechanics, material mechanics, plasticity, soil mechanics, rock mechanics, mechanics of metallic materials and civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, geotechnical engineering, mechanical engineering and military engineering.


twin shear unified Yield criterion Failure criterion Material models Plasticity Plastic analysis of structures Materials failure

Authors and affiliations

  • Mao-Hong Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical StructureXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Xi'an Jiaotong University Press 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6246-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6247-6
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