Shear Strain

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

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


Shear Strain Formula

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


\(\large{ \gamma }\)  (Greek symbol gamma) = shear strain

\(\large{ l_i }\) = initial length

\(\large{ \Delta y }\) = transverse displacement


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