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Term: Stress Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A surface force measured per unit area, for example, the force due to the transport of momentum by turbulent fluid motions.  ECCCanada 

The force per unit area acting on a material and tending to change its dimensions, i.e., to cause a strain. The two main types of stress are direct or normal (i.e., tensile or compressive) stress and shear stress.  IACSSnow 

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