Day: March 18, 2017

Bearing stress

Bearing stress

Bearing stress

03/18/17

“What happens when stress acts upon an area perpendicular to the axis of an object?”
The most well-known types of engineering stress are normal stress, (when a stress acts upon an area parallel to the axis of an object) and shearing stress (when a stress acts perpendicular to said axis). But is there a third type of stress? Well, to know more, let’s scientifically analyze such a phenomena. Well, when two bodies are in contacts and move in opposite directions, they will exert a force upon one another. Furthermore, this force will be distributed over their area of contact, creating a stress. This form of stress is known as a bearing stress and can be symbolically described using the equation (sigma)_ bearing = force/area