Hi today I was watching a demonstration of using explosives in demolition and emergency rescue and they did one where they wrapped explosive cord around a steel I beam and cut it in half then said this was a shearing force which sounded right to me but then they took a concrete post similar shape to the I beam and packed one side of the I with plastic explosive placed a metal plate over it and secured in place with tape and said this is also a shearing force... But surely under this circumstanc it would be a bending force that breaks the post??(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Put after consideration it dawned on me that a bending force and a shearing force are the same thing in a way so what's what and what's the difference?? Thanks guys

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# Bending force or shear force what's the difference?

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