shear centre

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Etymology[edit]

From shear + centre.

Noun[edit]

shear centre (plural shear centres)

  1. (mechanics) The point where a shear force can act without producing any twist in the section. In general not the centroid, but a point through which a force transverse to the axis of a beam section can act and not cause any twisting of the beam section.