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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Key word: Maize, bending stress, modulus of elasticity, shearing stress, specific shearing energy.
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.