Beam Shear Stress

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

sagging hoggingBeam shear stress, abbreviated as \(\tau\) (Greek symbol tau), is the horizontal shear stress of a beam.


Beam Shear Stress formula

\(\large{ \tau = \frac{ V \; Q }{ I \; t }  }\)  


\(\large{ \tau }\) (Greek symbol tau) = shear stress

\(\large{ Q }\) = first moment of area

\(\large{ t }\) = material thickness perpendicular to shear

\(\large{ I }\) = moment of inertia of entire area cross-section

\(\large{ V }\) = total shear force at the point of location


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