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**Beam horizontal shear stress (τ) calculator** - formula & step by step calculation to find the shear stress of a beam caused by the shear force applied the beam horizontally. τ = (V x Q)/(I x b). Total shear force V in N.m, first moment of area Q in m^3, moment of inertia of entire cross section area in m^4 & material thickness t in m are the key terms of this calculation.

The below mathematical formula is used to calculate horizontal shear stress of a beam in mechanical engineering to find the strength of materials. Besides, the step by step calculation for each calculation performed by using this calculator let the users to know how to perform shear stress calculation.

In the field of *mechanical engineering*, while working with the design of material selection or design, it's important to analyse stength of materials. The above formula & step by step calculation may be useful for users to understand how the values are being used in the formula to find the shear stress of the beam, however, when it comes to online for quick calculations, this horizontal beam shear stress (τ) calculator helps the user to perform & verify such strength of materials calculations as quick as possible.