what is difference between stress and pressure?

Asked by  | 18th Apr, 2013, 11:28: PM

Expert Answer:

Stress- It is defined as the external(deforming) force applied per unit area acting perpendicularly to the surface of the area.

Mathematically,
Pressure = ( Deforming(external)Force)/(Area)

Stress on a body is used to deform it.

Pressure is defined as the force per unit area acting perpendicularly to the surface of the area. Mathematically,

Pressure = Force/Area

Answered by  | 20th Apr, 2013, 11:48: AM

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