normal stress


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normal stress

[′nȯr·məl ′stres]
(mechanics)
The stress component at a point in a structure which is perpendicular to the reference plane.

normal stress

The component of stress which is perpendicular to the plane on which the force is applied.
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This means that the normal stress depends on the opening of the crack and the damage zone is still capable to sustain load.
The normal stress of measuring point A with the advancing of the working face decreases, but decreases in a small range of 90-40 m from the working face to the fault.
The normal stress in the 0[degrees] direction (parallel to the wire axis) is not affected significantly as a result of the heat-setting.
Nearly isotropic stress states raise the shear strength almost linearly with increasing normal stress magnitude, whereas the stress states with greater differential stresses have the increasing effect only up to a certain "optimum" stress magnitude, exceeding which leads to the right opposite effect.
5 and 6, analyses/mathematical models of Normal stress of Un-simulated and Simulated dies respectively, are presented.
Despite this, a vanishing second normal stress difference suggested by Pom-Pom model disagrees with experimental results.
It can be observed the changes of Von mises stress, normal stress and shear stress in the figure below:
In addition, scientists have shown that the breakdown metabolites of gastrodin help provide support against the normal stress and tension of daily life, and may help alleviate the occasional stress-related cranial pain.
Ordinarily, these intense changes occur and then dissipate under normal stress, but when we experience ongoing stressful episodes, our bodies find it difficult to return to base level.