Enter the average shear stress and the cross-sectional area into the calculator to determine the double shear force.

Double Shear Force Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Double Shear Force.

DSF = tave * 2*A

  • Where DSF is the double shear force (N)
  • tave is the average shear stress (N/m^2)
  • A is the area of stress (m^2)

What is a Double Shear Force?


A double shear force is a system in which a shear force acts equally in two locations across the cross-sectional area of the shear.

How to Calculate Double Shear Force?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Double Shear Force.

First, determine the average shear stress . In this example, the average shear stress is found to be 50 N/m^2.

Next, determine the area of stress. For this problem, the area of stress is found to be 5 m^2.

Finally, calculate the Double Shear Force using the formula above:

DSF = tave * 2*A

DSF = 50*2*5

DSF = 500 N