Failure surfaces for cellular materials under multiaxial loads-II. Comparison of models with experiment

T. C. Triantafillou, J. Zhang, T. L. Shercliff, L. J. Gibson, M. F. Ashby

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The behaviour of cellular materials under multiaxial loads was modelled in the previous companion paper. Here we present data for the failure of foams by elastic buckling and plastic yielding and compare them to the results of the models. The models describe the main features of the multiaxial behaviour of foams well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-678
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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