1. ### Calculating Shear Force between a Moving Film and a Cylinder

If I have a catheter covered in a thin sheathe (think a cylinder, covered by a thin plastic film), how should I go about calculating the shear force it takes to unsheathe the catheter from the sheath (no torque here, just the catheter moving in and out)? I've thought about strain gauges (but...
2. ### Shearing / Cutting Force - Rubber bale

I have been assigned by my tutor to design a hydraulic guillotine (rubber bale cutter). After designing its features of the hydraulic, cutting blade etc. I tried to calculate the force needed of cutting a piece of Rubber bale (Natural as reference) having an ultimate tensile strength of 30 MPa...
3. ### I Shear Oscillation

Hi. I'm trying to determine the frequency of an block (roughly a rectangular prism) when the oscillation is due to a shear restoring force. Here is a diagram: In the derivation, ##\rho## is the density of the block,##G## is the shear modulus of the block, ##y## is the elevation of the element...
4. ### Is Shear Stress Vertical or Horizontal in I-Beam Webs?

My mechanics of materials book states that in order for an element to be in equilibrium it must have equal horizontal and vertical shear stresses. However, it also states "The shear stresses in the web of a wide-flange beam act only in the vertical direction and are larger than the stresses in...
5. ### Pin in Double Shear (Mechanics of Materials)

Homework Statement Knowing the left lug is carrying 10,000 lbs, determine the loads P1 and P2 in the lugs on the opposite side of the pin. Homework Equations Force Balance (ΣF=0) Another equation needed The Attempt at a Solution 10000 = P1 + P2 This is where I need another equation to...
6. ### I Can a shear operation introduce a new linear dependency?

Specifically, an elemental shear operation. I can prove how any existing linear dependency that exists persists with the new sheared vector, but I can't seem to prove that this shear operation does not introduce a linear dependency. I can see how the vector space between the 2 rows involved...
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### I Shear Rate in a Rectangular Channel

Say you have a rectangular channel with a width, w (m), and a height, h (m) and an infinite length. The channel itself is fixed and none of the sides can move with respect to one another. If you know the volume flow rate, V (m3/s) of fluid through the channel, how do you calculate the shear rate...

I just found that applying an axial load of magnitude σ on both sides of a ductile rod will produce a max in plane shear stress of magnitude σ/2. Why is this? How can there be shear stress if only a normal force is applied?
9. ### Shear: What would be the equation for ''pure'' torque?

Homework Statement We had this elementary experiment in class. An aluminium rod is fixed at one end and at the other end you have a disk. You hand increasingly heavy weights on the disk and measure how much the rod shears (twists). We were asked to make a graph of the shear torque vs. angle of...
10. ### Bending moment in an axis doesn´t match

Hey guys, first of all, this isn't a homework question, I just want to know why the results are what they are. I've been trying t obtain the same numbers using moment equilibrium but they still don't match. This is the example: W are the forces applied by the gears in force-pounds. The gears...
11. ### Determine the shear strain

I don't know how to solve this kind of problem: Given a crystal and its volume V. This Crystal is subjected to a shear stress making a slip plane (h k l ) in a slip direction [h k l]. Given also the lattice parameter a and slip plane spacing L, and the edge dislocation a/2 that passed halfway...
12. ### Producing a shearing force diagram and bending moment curve

Homework Statement A box shaped vessel, of ##4## compartments and ##80m## lenght, light displacement of ##800## tonnes loads ##200## tonnes in the first compartment and ##200## tonnes in the last compartment. Produce the shearing force diagram and bending moment curve. Homework Equations 3...
13. ### Multiple distributed loads on a beam

Hi all, my professor has hinted at proposing a question of this sort to us for a shear and bending moment diagram. Now while I am comfortable with having [either] a uniformly distributed load or a varying one, I'm not sure how to deal with both. I can't seem to find anything in my text book to...