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# What is direct and indirect stress?

Let me guess. Direct sheer stresses are felt by a body when a force acts in the tangential direction of the surface. Indirect sheer stresses are ones that are caused when tensile or compressive forces act and it leads to other stresses because of deformation of body.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what is direct stress?

Stress which are Normal to the plane on which they act are called Direct Stresses and they are either tensile or compressive. The Load transmitted across any Section divided by the cross sectional area is called the Stress .

what is meant by stress and strain? Stress is the internal resisting forces per unit area developed in the body against deformation. It is given by. f= P/A where P = load applied and A area of cross section. While strain is a dimensionless quantity defined as ratio of change in dimension to the original dimension.

Also asked, what is the difference between direct stress and bending stress?

Both these stresses are normal stresses are normal stress acting on a plane normal to the longitudinal axis (length of the beam). The direct stress has same value along the cross section whereas the bending stress has a maximum value at the outer fibres and zero at the neutral fibre.

What is stress engineering?

Stress is the ratio of applied force F to a cross section area - defined as "force per unit area". tensile stress - stress that tends to stretch or lengthen the material - acts normal to the stressed area. compressive stress - stress that tends to compress or shorten the material - acts normal to the stressed area.

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