Young's Modulus

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Young's modulus measures the stiffness of an elastic material. It also can be called tensile modulus or elastic modulus.

Abbreviated as \(Yo\)

formula

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

Where:

\(E\) = modulus of elasticity

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

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

Solve for:

\(\sigma = E \epsilon \)

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