Shear Stress in Rocks

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Formula:τ = F/A

Introduction to Shear Stress in Rocks

In geology, shear stress is the force that causes rocks to deform in a parallel manner. The shear stress, τ, in rocks is determined by dividing the applied force, F, by the area over which the force is applied, A.

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Data validation

The force and area should be greater than zero.


This calculator provides the shear stress in rocks based on the applied force and the area over which the force is distributed.

Tags: Geology, Rock Mechanics, Shear Stress