Enter the normal stress in the x and y direction along with the shears stress into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the von mises stress.

## Von Mises Stress Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the von mises stress acting on an object.

V = √(σ_{x}^{2} – (σ_{x} * σ_{y}) + σ_{y}^{2} + (3 *t_{xy}^{2}))

- Where V is the Von Mises Stress
- σ
_{x}is the normal stress x component - σ
_{y}is the normal Stress y component - τ
_{xy}is the Shear Stress

## Von Mises Stress Definitoin

A von mises stress is a measure of the total overal stress acting on a material included normal stress in the x and y direction as well as the shear stress.

## Von Mises Stress Example

How to calculate Von Mises stress?

**First, calculate the normal stresses.**Calculate the normal stress in the x and y planes.

**Next, determine the shear stress.**Determine the total shear stress.

**Finally, calculate Von Mises stress.**Calculate the Von Mises stress using the formula above.

## FAQ

**What is von Mises stress?**

Von Mises stress is used to determine if a ductile metal will yield when subjected to complex loading conditions. These complex loading conditions include x and y components of stress along with shear stress.

**How is von mises stress calculted?**

Von Mises stress is calculated using the 3 components of stress, x, y, and shear, and the formula above.

**When was Von Mises stress discovered?**

Von mises stress was first proposed in 1904 by Huber, and later popularized by von Mises.