Modulus of elasticity

Definition of Modulus of elasticity

The measure of the elastic force of any substance, expressed by the ratio of a stress on a given unit of the substance to the accompanying distortion, or strain
An expression of the force (usually in terms of the height in feet or weight in pounds of a column of the same body) which would be necessary to elongate a prismatic body of a transverse section equal to a given unit, as a square inch or foot, to double, or to compress it to half, its original length, were that degree of elongation or compression possible, or within the limits of elasticity; - called also Young's modulus.

See also: Modulus Modulus

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bulk modulus, coefficient of elasticity, elastic modulus, modulus, modulus of rigidity, natural philosophy, physical science, physics, Young's modulus
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