Coplanar forces acting on the same body in opposite directions / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In solid mechanics, shearing forces are unaligned forces acting on one part of a body in a specific direction, and another part of the body in the opposite direction. When the forces are collinear (aligned with each other), they are called tension forces and compression forces. William A. Nash defines shear force in terms of planes: "If a plane is passed through a body, a force acting along this plane is called a shear force or shearing force."
Coplanar forces acting on the same body in opposite directions