Shearing force was the force caused by changes in the push and pull coefficients as applied between two unaligned bodies. Shearing stress was the result of such forces. Shearing force was measured in units of metric tons. (TNG: "Final Mission")

When the Enterprise NX-01 used it's grappler on the nacelle of a Klingon D5-class and began to drag the battle cruiser, T'Pol noted that "the shearing force is approaching critical" moments before the grappler was ripped from the Enterprise. (ENT: "The Augments")

The soliton wave rider was destroyed due to extreme shearing stress during its initial testing in 2368. (TNG: "New Ground")

When encountering an anomaly discovered in the Devron system, the crew of the USS Enterprise-D anticipated dealing with unexpected shearing forces. (TNG: "All Good Things...")

Types of shear forces Edit

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