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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This location on the rafter is not subjected to as much bearing stress as the middle of the rafter, but could still result in a failure from compression stresses.
The high load and weight bearing stress required by elite gymnasts place them at high risk for overuse injuries of the upper extremity.
Here bearing stress is force perpendicular to the timber grain divided by the plate (contact) area, and strain is defined as plate embedment divided by block depth.
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.
PNA's tapered plate dowel systems optimize steel use in a "strategically reinforced" concrete slab by increasing the bearing area of the dowel at the joint thereby reducing the bearing stress in the concrete.