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If an element is subjected to pure shearing stress τxy then the maximum principal stress is equal to

[A]. xy
[B]. τxy/2
[C]. τxy
[D]. 1 - (τxy)2

Answer: Option C


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Nagesh said: (Jan 20, 2016)  
How please explain?

Nbn said: (Jan 31, 2019)  
There is no angle of inclination.

Lunghu said: (Mar 4, 2020)  
Since pure shearing stress subjected, then no normal stress so it becomes zero then now, root over Txy^2. Cancel root with square and the final answer Txy.

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