Stress

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Properties

Stress is the force per unit area of cross-section.

Abbreviated as \(\sigma\) (Greek symbol sigma) or \(S\)

formula

\(\sigma = \frac{F}{A}\)

Where:

\(\sigma\) = stress

\(F\) = force

\(A\) = area

Solve for:

\(F = \sigma A \)

\(A = \frac{F}{\sigma}\;\)