# What is the formula for Shearing stress?

Posted in Elasticity | Email This Post |When an external deforming force applied on the body it produces change in shape of body which is known as shearing stress.

The formula for shearing stress is given as,

**Shearing Stress = tangential applied Force / Area**

**Shearing Stress = F/A**

In the above figure Shearing Force F1 is applied to one face of Square which causes deformity in square known as Shearing Stress