or shearing stress
the external force acting on an object or surface parallel to the slope or plane in which it lies; the stress tending to produce shear.
the form of stress in a body, part, etc, that tends to produce cutting rather than stretching or bending
A form of stress that subjects an object to which force is applied to skew, tending to cause shear strain. For example, shear stress on a block of wood would arise by fixing one end and applying force to this other; this would tend to change the block’s shape from a rectangle to a parallelogram. See also strain.
- Shear stud
noun 1. a stud that transfers shear stress between metal and concrete in composite structural members in which the stud is welded to the metal component
noun, Mathematics. 1. a map of a coordinate space in which one coordinate is held fixed and the other coordinate or coordinates are shifted.
noun 1. any of several long-winged petrels of the genus Puffinus that appear to shear the water with their wing tips when flying low. noun 1. any of several oceanic birds of the genera Puffinus, such as P. puffinus (Manx shearwater), Procellaria, etc, specialized for an aerial or aquatic existence: family Procellariidae, order Procellariiformes (petrels)
- Shear wave
shear wave See secondary wave.