##### Asked by: Rameez Richert

asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th March, 2020# What is direct and indirect stress?

**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.