Principal Plane Are The Plane Which Contains

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Principal plane are the plane which contains

  1. Maximum shear stress
  2. No shear stress
  3. Minimum shear stress
  4. None of these

Answer: D. No shear stress

Principal plane are the plane which contains no shear stress.


Principal planes develop principal stresses (Maximum and minimum normal stresses) only. The plane of principal stress does not develop any shear stress. It can easily be seen from Mohr’s circle for plane stress.

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