Failure Mechanics—Part II: The Central and Decisive Role
of Graphene in Defining the Elastic and Failure Properties
for all Isotropic Materials
Continuing from Part I (Christensen, 2014, “Failure Mechanics—Part I: The Coordination
Between Elasticity Theory and Failure Theory for all Isotropic Materials,” ASME J.
Appl. Mech., 81(8), p. 081001), the relationship between elastic energy and failure specification
is further developed. Part I established the coordination of failure theory with