"Shear Strength" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The internal resistance of a material to moving some parts of it parallel to a fixed plane, in contrast to stretching (TENSILE STRENGTH) or compression (COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH). Ionic crystals are brittle because, when subjected to shear, ions of the same charge are brought next to each other, which causes repulsion.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Shear Strength".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Shear Strength".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Shear Strength" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Shear Strength" was a major or minor topic of these publication.