Stress

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Stress ( \(\sigma\) ) or ( \(S\) ) is the force per unit area of cross-section.

formula

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

Where:

\(\sigma\) (Greek symbol sigma) = stress

\(F\) = force

\(A\) = area

Solve for:

\(F = \sigma A \)

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

 

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