shear strength


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shear strength

[′shir ‚streŋkth]
(mechanics)
The maximum shear stress which a material can withstand without rupture.
The ability of a material to withstand shear stress.

shear strength

The maximum shear stress which a material or soil is capable of sustaining.

shear strength

In materials, the stress required to produce a fracture in the plane of the cross section. The conditions of loading are such that the directions of the force and the resistance are parallel and opposite, but their paths are offset a specified minimum amount.
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Seeing the better ILSS value for 8-ply composite and for acid de-sized CFs, it is chosen as standard for further comparative studies to reveal the effect of time and voltage for EPD of MWCNTs on CFs against shear strength of CF/EP composites, shown in Fig.
Investigate the correlation between shear strength, water content and electrical resistivity (2 probe method) of untreated and treated ultra-soft soil.
Table 3 shows the mean values of shear strength and the coefficients of variation for both species.
The shear strength parameters of mixtures, such as the cohesion and the angles of internal friction, were determined to further analyze of the effect of [C.sub.STC] on the shear strength of mixtures.
As it can be seen from Figure 4, (1) the principal stress difference and axial strain curves of the flax fiber-reinforced clay are influenced by confining pressure, namely, the confining pressure affects the shear strength and deformation resistance of flax fiber-reinforced clay.
Shear strength parameters under different matric suction are presented in Table 6.
* The maximum tensile shear strength observed for ultrasonic welded aluminium joint is 61.3 MPa.
To calculate the shear strength, the shear reinforcement amount ([A.sub.f] x [f.sub.fu] or [A.sub.v] x [f.sub.y]) is represented by the product of the tensile strength and the shear reinforcement cross-sectional area existing within the critical section.
(i) In scheme I, there are 4 groups to test the shear strength of pure cement grout concretion under different water cement ratio.
Series of direct shear tests were conducted on reconstituted samples at in-situ landslide matrix material density by varying percent saturation to evaluate its likely effect on the mobilized shear strength. Finally the Slope/W software was utilized to calculate the Factor of Safety (FOS) along the probable surface failure, by in putting the shear strength parameters corresponding to different degrees of saturation.