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**"Shear stress"****Related Terms:**Shearing, Shear modulus, Plane strain, Shear strength, Strain, Shear, Normal stress, Stress , Poisson's ratio, Modulus of elasticity, Hooke's law, Tensile modulus, Flexural modulus, Modulus, Tensile stress, Young's modulus, Stiffness, Modulus of rupture, Stress-strain curve, Flexural strength, Yield strength, Section modulus, Slip , Creep, Neutral axis, Tension, Tensile strength, Proportional limit, Elastic modulus, Shear rate, Stretching, Hoop stress, Tensile, Ultimate elongation, Bending, Bulk modulus, Yield point, Deflection, Elastic limit, Shear force, Stress relaxation, Elongation, Creep strength, Cold flow, Absolute viscosity, Viscoelasticity, Ultimate strength, Deformation, Elastic deformation, Compressive strength

the ratio of the tangential force to the area of the face being stressed.

An applied force per unit area needed to produce deformation in a fluid.

The action, resulting from applied forces, that tends to cause soil masses to slide adversely in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.

A stress in which the top and bottom of a material are pushed in opposite horizontal directions.

Intensity of force parallel to the surface on which it acts.

A stress causing or tending to cause two adjacent parts of a solid to slide past one another parallel to the plane of contact.

A stress that tends to cause an object to slide.

A stress acting parallel to the surface of the plane being considered.

Stress acting parallel to an imaginary plane cut through an object.

frictional force overcome by sliding one layer of fluid along another, as in any fluid flow.

the force per unit area used to move a material.

A stress that moves one part of a material sideways past another part.

Where normal stress is perpendicular to the designated plane, shear stress is parallel to the plane.

A stress that distorts a body.

Shear stress is the result of the force that is generated in a melt to overcome its resistance to a particular flow situation. Shear stress is the product of a material and shear rate.

The stress component parallel to a given surface, such as a fault plane, that results from forces applied parallel to the surface or from reinote forces transmitted through the surrounding rock. If you lean against the edge of the door where the latch is, you are applying shear stress to the door.

The force per unit area acting tangentially to a given plane or surface. Units: kPa.

(1) A stress that exists when parallel planes in metal crystals slide across each other. (2) The stress component tangential to the plane on which the forces act.

The stress developing in a polymer melt when the layers in a cross section are gliding along each other or along the wall of the channel (in laminar flow).

Load per unit area parallel to the plane of contact.

Shear stress is a stress state where the stress is parallel to a face of the material, as opposed to normal stress when the stress is perpendicular to the face. The variable used to denote shear stress is Ï„ (tau).