Beam shear


Shear stress,is defined as the component of stress coplanar with a material cross section. The average shear stress is force per unit area. Beam shear is defined as the internal shear stress of a beam caused by the shear force applied to the beam.

Related formulas


τShear stress (Pa)
fTotal shear force at the location in question (N)
QStatical moment of area (m3)
IMoment of Inertia of the entire cross sectional area (second moment of area) (m4)
bThickness in the material perpendicular to the shear (m)