shear stress

Definitions

General Science

  • noun stress that resists the force tending to cause one layer of a material to slide over an adjacent layer as in riveted and bolted joints

Aviation

  • noun stress that occurs in riveted and bolted joints when a force causes one layer of material to slide over an adjacent layer

Construction

  • The shear-producing force per unit area of cross section, usually expressed in pounds per square inch.
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