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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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:
Here: v--specific volume; p'--average effective normal stress.
It is obvious that the normal stress acting as a possible driving force for the initiation of a delamination, [[delta].
Many assumptions are challenged in this comfortable chapter book about a girl facing the combined pressures of adjustment to changing cultural, educational, and religious expectations, added to the normal stress of growing through the early teen years.
For the streamwise normal stress, they proposed an empirically determined scale [U.
Some of the critters' normal stress responses are necessary to block clumping, too.
An attempt to measure the first normal stress difference N1 in shear flow for a polyisobutylene/decalin solution"d2b"at shear rates up to 10(6)s(1), Journal of Rheology.
The normal stress, perpendicular on the transversal section of the pipe, it is given by the following equation: