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Title: Yield Surface Effects on Stability and Failure.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics held August 22-26, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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United States

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Scherzinger, William M. Yield Surface Effects on Stability and Failure.. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Scherzinger, William M. Yield Surface Effects on Stability and Failure.. United States.
Scherzinger, William M. 2016. "Yield Surface Effects on Stability and Failure.". United States. doi:.
title = {Yield Surface Effects on Stability and Failure.},
author = {Scherzinger, William M.},
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