bearing stress

bearing stress

[′ber·iŋ ‚stres]
(mechanics)

bearing pressure

The pressure on a bearing, 2; the load on a bearing surface divided by its area.
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The values of ultimate bearing stress vary depending on the foundation area A.
The relationship between bearing stress and displacement of bolted joints for round wood in the tensile test is shown in Figure 5, which showed a large portion of nonlinear deformation before failure occurred.
Elisions are indicated in unlikely cases, and to avoid piling up unstressed syllables and to make the stubborn verse comply with the Procrustean 'PRINCIPLE: the feet in any given half-line are of equal duration' many unstressed words, including and, he and tha, are not infrequently considered as bearing stress.