A knowledge of the behavior of a material under loading similar to expected service loading is required before that material can be used effectively in the design process. Without sufficient mechanical properties data, the design process degenerates to a time consuming and often costly "build, test and modify" type of program. Obviously, this trial and error approach leaves much to be desired.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Webster, Ronald L., "An Optimization Technique Applied to the Determination of Orthotropic Material Properties Using Dynamic Response Test Data" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 7207.
Materials — Testing, Loading and unloading