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Applied Shear Stress

Glossary Term

Definition and Purpose

Applied shear stress refers to the force exerted per unit area on a fluid or material to induce or maintain flow. This parameter is critical in the study of fluid dynamics and material science, as it influences the deformation and flow behavior of substances under various conditions. In the context of lubricating greases, understanding the applied shear stress is essential for predicting performance and ensuring the reliability of mechanical systems.

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