unit stress


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unit stress

[′yü·nət ′stres]
(mechanics)
The load per unit of area.

unit stress

The value obtained by dividing the total stress by the cross-sectional area that is stressed.
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As a result the computed creep per unit stress (specific creep) is low.
Spreading the load application over a large mainframe area reduces unit stress and enhances structural life anti truck performance.