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On Mar 12, 2009, at 11:39 PM, Thor Tandy wrote:

If I use principal stresses they generally seem to come out lower than the
von Mises so I'm conservative anyway.
The hooker is to judge whether the stress you're looking at tensile or compressive. Glass does a much better job of handling compression unless you're looking at buckling. But if you're talking about flat panels compression and tension are equal, unless you're addressing a flaw on the tension side.

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