The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 57 (1979) > Issues > Issue 3 > Discussion on Design Stresses for Concrete Structures Subject to Multiaxial Stresses by D.W. Hobbs,
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# Discussion on Design Stresses for Concrete Structures Subject to Multiaxial Stresses by D.W. Hobbs, C.D. Pomeroy and J.B. Newman

Professor A. L. L. Baker (F): At one time it appeared that we might use a limited tensile strain normal to uniaxial load of cube strength x Poisson's ratio / E as the general criterion for ultimate strengths for all practical purposes. Indeed, if we assume that the ratio of stress over strain at the ultimate limit state is 2 x l0 to the power 6, and that the Poisson's ratio is 1 over 4.5, we can derive, for a multiaxial strained cube, an equation that fits the mean values shown in Fig A1 in the paper. It also fits the higher ranges, if E is reduced in all the terms of the basic strain equation to agree with low values indicated by the curves in Fig A4 and provided that secondary strains do not at some point reverse.