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Shear

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Shearing occurs when forces try to make one part move in one direction and another part in the opposite direction - i.e. to slide past one another. These forces are as a result of applying Shear Stress and are measured in newtons.

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  • When a paper is cut with scissors, the paper fails in shear.
  • Materials and structures which can resist Shear are said to have good Shear Strength


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