Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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shearing strength

1. The shear force required to produce failure in a paper or board. The shear force is the internal force causing two contiguous parts of a body to slide relative to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact. 2. The relative resistance of an adhesive film to a stress in such a manner that the adherend surfaces slide in a plane parallel to their plane of contact. (17 , 222 )




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