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Shear stress acts parallel to the cross section of the beam.

(a) True

(b) False

This question was posed to me during an internship interview.

This intriguing question originated from Shear Force & Bending Moment in portion Beams and Frames of Finite Element Method

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The correct choice is (a) True

Easy explanation: Shear stress acts parallel to the cross section causing distortion. Shear stress results in angular deformation which is measured in terms of angle.

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