Modulus of Elasticity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Modulus of elasticity (also known as modulus elasticity) is the ratio of the stress applied to a body or substance to the resulting strain within the elastic limits.


\(\lambda = \frac { \sigma } { \epsilon } \)


\(\lambda\) (Greek symbol lambda) = modulus of elasticity

\(\sigma\) (Greek symbol sigma) = stress

\(\epsilon\) (Greek symbol epsilon) = strain

Solve for:

\(\sigma = \lambda \epsilon \)

\(\epsilon = \frac { \sigma } { \lambda } \)


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