shearing stress


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shearing stress

[′shir·iŋ ‚stres]
(mechanics)
A stress in which the material on one side of a surface pushes on the material on the other side of the surface with a force which is parallel to the surface. Also known as shear stress; tangential stress.

shear stress, shearing stress

The force per unit area of cross section which tends to produce shear.
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The third group was composed of the tests madeto determinethe shearing stress and shearing energy.
The shearing stress T in MPa was then calculated by the following equation(Mohsenin,1980):
In this equation, [tau]([xi]) is the shearing stress per unit length (x-axis) of bonding interfaces and r is the radius of the wafers.
We can obtain the curves of the shearing stress, peeling stress, and radial normal stresses in the bonding interfaces at 20[degrees]C by theoretical expression of the thermal stresses and FEM software ANSYS Workbench, respectively, as shown in Figures 4, 5, and 6.
On the contrary to two layer systems subjected to vertical surface force in which the distributions of the maximum shearing stress vary very much with the Young's modulus ratio [E.sub.1]/[E.sub.2], the maximum shearing stresses [[tau].sub.max] for the cases of surface shear force tend to concentrate in the upper layer irrespective of the magnitude of [E.sub.1]/[E.sub.2].
The extent of vertical propagation of shearing stresses in elastic two-layer systems subjected to surface shear force becomes smaller for higher magnitudes of the ratio of radius of loaded area to the thickness of the upper layer, but the extent of horizontal spreading does not change very much with the ratio.
A wood laminate structural member supported between supports located at its opposite ends to span an open area for bearing an applied load corresponding to shearing stresses that act within a horizontal shear plane substantially perpendicular to the applied load, comprising: plural elongate wood segments, each having a major surface for bearing the applied load between the supports and secured together in a stack with their lengths generally aligned with the longitudinal axis of the wood structural member wherein the plural wood segments located centrally of the wood structural member have two or more annual growth rings per inch that intersect the major surface at an angle of between thirty and ninety degrees to provide increased resistance to horizontal shear stresses.