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shear stress

n.
Stress resulting from the application of opposing forces parallel to a cross-sectional area of a body. Also called shearing stress.

shear stress

n
(General Engineering) the form of stress in a body, part, etc, that tends to produce cutting rather than stretching or bending
Translations
Schubspannung
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a cyclic shearing stress with a superposed constant normal stress was applied, a similar interaction effect was noted between the normal and shear deformation.
Bagley and Birks (6) studied the flow of low-density polyethylene at shear stresses below the critical shearing stress for the onset of melt fracture and found that the polymer formed, in their case, a natural funnel into the capillary.