Forces parallel to the area resisting the force cause shearing stress. It differs to tensile
and compressive stresses, which are caused by forces perpendicular to the area on
which they act. Shearing stress is also known as tangential stre
Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Internal force, normal and shearing
Internal Forces - cutting plane
Result of mutual attraction (or repulsion) between molecules on
both sides of the cutting plane
These result is distributed over the ent
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Examples 1.5 Rectilinear Motion
1. A car is driven along a straight track with position given by s(t) = 150t 300 ft (t in seconds).
(a) Find v(t) and a(t).
Solution: We are given that s(t) = 150t 300 ft, so v(t) = s'(t) = 150 ft/s, and
a(t) = v'(t) = 0 ft
Simple stresses are expressed as the ratio of the applied force divided by the resisting
a = Force / Area.
It is the expression of force per unit area to structural members that are subjected to
external forces and/or induced force