
Definition of Modulus of elasticity
1. Noun. (physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body.
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Modulus
Specialized synonyms: Bulk Modulus, Modulus Of Rigidity, Young's Modulus
Definition of Modulus of elasticity
1. Noun. (physics) Young's modulus ¹
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Medical Definition of Modulus of elasticity
1. A coefficient expressing the ratio between stress per unit area acting to deform a body and the amount of deformation that results from it. Modulus of volume elasticity, a coefficient expressing the ratio between pressure acting to change the volume of a substance and the amount of change that results from it. Synonym: bulk modulus. Young's modulus, a type of modulus of elasticity which specifies the force applied to a body in one direction, per unit crosssectional area of the body perpendicular to that direction, divided by the fractional change in length of the body in that direction. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Modulus of elasticity
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1. Smithsonian Physical Tables by Smithsonian Institution, Thomas Gray (1896)
"The Young's modulus of elasticity is used in connection with elongated bare or
wires of elastic material. It » the ratio of the number representing the ..."
2. Textbook of the Materials of Engineering by Herbert Fisher Moore (1917)
"Stiffness, Significance of the Modulus of Elasticity.— The modulus of elasticity
of a material is an index of its stiffness or rigidity and ..."
3. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1918)
"Modulus of Elasticity.—The modulus of elasticity of a material is the constant,
... The modulus of elasticity may be defined as that force, were Hooke's law ..."
4. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1914)
"Modulus of Elasticity.—The modulus of elasticity of a material is the constant,
... The modulus of elasticity may be defined as that force, were Hooke's law ..."
5. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Modulus of Elasticity.—The ratio between stress and deformation is commonly called
the modulus of elasticity, which term will be used in this book. ..."
6. Laboratory Physics: A Students Manual for Colleges and Scientific Schools by Dayton Clarence Miller (1903)
"YOUNG'S MODULUS BY STRETCHING (a) Determine the modulus of elasticity and the
elastic limit of a short iron wire. (b) Determine the modulus of elasticity of ..."
7. Strength of Materials by James Ellsworth Boyd (1917)
"Volume Change and Modulus of Elasticity.—When a solid is subjected to stress in
one direction there is a slight change in volume. ..."