Shear Strain

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

shear strain 1Shear strain, abbreviated as \(\gamma\) (Greek symbol gamma), a dimensionless number, (measured in radians), is opposing forces acting parrallel to the cross-section of a body.

 

Shear strain formula

\(\large{ \gamma = \frac{ \Delta y }{ l_i }  }\) 

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ \gamma }\)  (Greek symbol gamma) = shear strain \(\large{deg}\) \(\large{rad}\)
\(\large{ l_i }\) = initial length \(\large{ in }\) \(\large{ mm }\)
\(\large{ \Delta y }\) = transverse displacement \(\large{ in }\) \(\large{ mm }\)

 

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