## Tuesday, February 18, 2014

### STRUCTURES: SHEAR STRESS

Shear stress occurs in many situations, including the following examples, but also in  conjunction with bending, described in the next chapter on bending.  Shear stress  develops as a resistance to sliding of adjacent parts or fibers, as shown on the following  examples.  Depending on the number of shear planes (the joining surface [A] of connected elements) shear is defined as single shear or double shear.

A Shear plane
B Shear crack