# Maximum strain energy theory for failure of material due to complex stresses

**Q. According to maximum strain energy theory, failure of material due to complex stresses occurs when total stored energy per unit volume at a point ___________***- Published on 23 Sep 15***a.** reaches the value of yield point

**b.** reaches the value of strain energy stored per unit volume at yield point

**c.** reaches the value of strain energy stored per unit volume at elastic limit

**d.** exceeds total strain energy caused by uniaxial stress at elastic point

**ANSWER: reaches the value of strain energy stored per unit volume at elastic limit **