# Difference between revisions of "Shear"

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[[Image:Cube.png|thumb|Figure 1, taken from reference [1]]] | [[Image:Cube.png|thumb|Figure 1, taken from reference [1]]] | ||

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+ | To '''shear''' something is to cause a shear strain, by application of a shear stress. Recall that the shear stress ''σ'' is given by the applied force ''F'' over the area ''A'', namely | ||

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+ | <math>\sigma = \frac{F}{A}</math> , | ||

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+ | and the shear strain ''e'' is given by | ||

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+ | <math>e = \frac{\Delta x}{y}</math> . | ||

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+ | See Figure 1 for clarification. | ||

==References== | ==References== | ||

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[1] R. Jones, "Soft Condensed Matter," Oxford University Press Inc., New York (2002) | [1] R. Jones, "Soft Condensed Matter," Oxford University Press Inc., New York (2002) | ||

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shearing_%28physics%29 | [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shearing_%28physics%29 |

## Revision as of 21:29, 31 October 2009

To **shear** something is to cause a shear strain, by application of a shear stress. Recall that the shear stress *σ* is given by the applied force *F* over the area *A*, namely

<math>\sigma = \frac{F}{A}</math> ,

and the shear strain *e* is given by

<math>e = \frac{\Delta x}{y}</math> .

See Figure 1 for clarification.

## References

[1] R. Jones, "Soft Condensed Matter," Oxford University Press Inc., New York (2002)