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Shear Stress Calculator for Rectangular section

This calculator determines the values of transverse shear stress for a rectangular section. It determine the values of shear stress at a height "H" from the base. The shear stress diagram is parabolic. In addition, it also determines the shear stress at the top and bottom of the section as well as maximum shear stress which occurs at the neutral axis (N.A.). Please enter the "Input Values" in the form given below and click "Calculate". You should enter all the values in the units as required here and this calculator will provide the "Output Results" in the corresponding units (stress in kN/m2, M.I. in m4 etc.)

Input Values

Width "B" of section (m):
Depth "D" of section (m):
Height "H" of section (m):
Shear Force at the section (kN):
Please make sure that all the
distances are positive

Output Results

Area of section (m2):
Position of centroid - Xc (m):
Position of centroid - Yc (m):
Moment of Inertia Ixx (m4):
Shear Stress at top (kN/m2):
Shear Stress at bottom (kN/m2):
Max Shear Stress at N.A. (kN/m2):
Shear Stress at Height "H" (kN/m2):


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