Definitions for shear stress
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the component of stress that causes parallel layers of a material to move relative to each other in their own planes.
A shear stress, denoted, is defined as the component of stress coplanar with a material cross section. Shear stress arises from the force vector component parallel to the cross section. Normal stress, on the other hand, arises from the force vector component perpendicular or antiparallel to the material cross section on which it acts.
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