Class 11 Physics Mechanical Properties of Solids Shearing Stress

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.

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