shear

action or stress that results from applied forces and that causes or tends to cause two adjoining portions of a substance or body to slide relative to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.

Shear

[sheet metal] There are many types of shears used to shear sheet metal. ==Types== ===Alligator shear=== ===Bench shear=== A bench shear, also known as a lever shear, is a bench mounted shear with a compound mechanism to increase the mechanical advantage. It is usually used for cutting rough shapes out of medium sized pieces of sheet metal, ...
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Shear

A method of pruning in the landscape. Often in reference to hedges.
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shear

[n] - (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves 2. [n] - edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it 3. [v] - cut or cut through with shears 4. [v] - cut with shears, as of hedges
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Shear

The force between layers of resin as they slide against each other or the surface of the mould. The resulting friction causes some heating of the resin
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Shear

A shearing force is one which tends to cause one segment of a body to slide upon another, as opposed to tensile forces, which tend to elongate, or shorten, a body.
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Shear

Force that tends to divide an object along a plane parallel to the opposing stresses.
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shear

That type of force that causes or tends to cause two contiguous parts of the same body to slide relative to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.
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Shear

A cutting device that cuts material through the closure of two blades. In our industry shears are normally purchased for cutting metal or plastic. Standard metal shears (the cutting edge of the upper blade is generally ground at an angle of eight degrees to the blade's edge) are capable of cutting brass up to .025' thick or aluminium up to .040' th...
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Shear

Action or stress resulting from applied forces that causes or tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relative to each other.
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Shear

Shear transitive verb [ imperfect Sheared or Shore ; past participle Sheared or Shorn ; present participle & verbal noun Shearing .] [ Middle English sheren , scheren , to she...
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Shear

Shear noun [ Anglo-Saxon sceara . See Shear , transitive verb ] 1. A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See Shears . « On his head came razor none, nor shear Chaucer. ...
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Shear

Shear intransitive verb 1. To deviate. See Sheer . 2. (Engineering) To become more or less completely divided, as a body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.
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shear

1. To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. ... It is especially applied to the cutting of wool from sheep or their skins, and the nap from cloth. ... 2. To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece. '...
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shear

noun a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it
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shear

(shēr) an applied force that tends to cause an opposite but parallel sliding motion of the planes of an object. Such motions cause tissues and blood vessels to move in such a way that blood flow may be interrupted, placing the patient at risk for pressure ulcers. An example of a shearing force is seen when a ...
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Shear

• (v. t.) A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See Shears. • (v. t.) An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; -- also called shearing stress, and tangen...
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shear

(from the article `strain`) ...the acute angle BAF when the tube is twisted. The change in the right angle is, therefore, equal to angle BAC the tangent of which, by definition, ... For many fluids the tangential, or shearing, stress that causes flow is directly proportional to the rate of shear strain, or rate of deformation, ... .....
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shear

The distortion of a body by two oppositely directed parallel forces
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shear

a shearing force is one which tends to cause one segment of a body to slide upon another, as opposed to tensile forces, which tend to elongate, or shorten, a body
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Shear

Force parallel to a surface as opposed to directly on the surface. An example of shear would be the tractive force that removes particles from a trail as flow moves over the surface of the slope.
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Shear

To cut off sheet or bar metal between two blades.
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Shear

A condition or force causing two contacting parts of a material to slide past each other in opposite directions parallel to their plane of contact.
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shear

A condition of stress or strain where parallel planes slide relative to each other
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shear

That type of force that causes or tends to cause two contiguous parts of the same body to slide relative to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact
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