# 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

#### Discussion

• Muhammad Zaid   -Posted on 24 Apr 19
As strain energy or resilience is calculated under the elastic limits hence the yield comes under elastic limit.
• Pradeep   -Posted on 23 Sep 17
Saurabh rai can you please give me your number so that i can clarify some doubts related to mechanical engineering.
• Saurabh rai   -Posted on 23 Feb 17
B is right option
It should be at yield point
• Sravanthi   -Posted on 25 Nov 15
- Different theories of failures are developed depending upon physical behavior of materials.

- Maximum strain energy theory is also called as Beltrami and Haigh theory.

- According to maximum strain energy theory, failure of material due to complex stresses occurs when total stored energy per unit volume at a point reaches the value of strain energy stored per unit volume at elastic limit.

- The energy stored by a system undergoing deformation is called as strain energy.

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