shear stress

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shear stress

[′shir ‚stres]
(mechanics)

shear stress, shearing stress

The force per unit area of cross section which tends to produce shear.
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Figure 3 shows the contours of sheer stress on smooth and grooved surface, when the average velocity of gas in the pipeline is 4.
To cope with the sheer stress, she has been smoking like a trooper, especially when bonker boy Brand is away.
Sales assistants are there to help shoppers find the perfect deal and, by taking the time to find a friendly face in a shop, a lot of time can be saved and less grey hairs will appear due to the sheer stress of finding the right gift.
Hernan Michael Otano's lensing ups the contrast between Kailey's naturally nocturnal environment and a daylight so unforgiving it actually makes her vomit from sheer stress.
THE sheer stress of trying a high profile court case was exposed last week when advocate Allan Mackay walked out of the World's End murder trial.
Invasive imaging methods fall into three broad categories: those that assess plaque morphology, such as virtual histology, optical coherence tomography, and vaso vasorum imaging; tools for evaluating plaque activity or composition, including thermography, spectroscopy, and intravascular MRI; and methods of studying a plaque's physical properties, such as palpography, which measures endothelial sheer stress at the plaque's cap.
I am so upset about it all, I have lost eight stone in weight through sheer stress.
Besides, even if one knew a passage, the way the teacher was going about whipping those who got it wrong was producing such anxiety amongst the rest of the kids that even people who knew the passage were constrained to stumble upon the words, out of sheer stress.
Hempoptysis, associated with sheer stress on the pulmonary capillary bed is not uncommon among patients with bronchiectasis either.
Nurses have also been victims--not only through property damage and other losses, but through the sheer stress of the whole situation.
The modern high street will be the scene of tantrums this year as the sheer stress of the modern shopping experience leads people to find their own violent impulses difficult to control," he said.