Tangential or Shearing Stress
- Restoring force per unit area when the force applied is parallel to the cross sectional area of the body.
- Relative displacement occurs between the opposite faces of the body.
- For example:-
- Consider a cube. If we apply force parallel to the cross sectional area there will be movement which takes place between the opposite faces of the cube as they have relative motion with each other.
- This type of stress is known as tangential or shearing stress.