Shear stress (acting on the bed of a channel)


For a channel that is at an angle a from horizontal, the shear component of the stress acting on the bed , which is the component acting tangentially to the bed, equals the total pressure times the sine of the angle a

Related formulas


τbShear stress on the bed (Pa)
ρDensity of the fluid (kg/m3)
gStandard gravity
hDepth of the flow (m)
αAngle of the channel from the horizontal (degrees)