The ratio of stress to strain when deformation is totally elastic; also a measure of the stiffness of a material.
A measure of the rigidity of metal. Ratio of stress, within proportional limit, to corresponding strain. Specifically, the modulus obtained in tension or compression is Young`s modulus, stretch modulus or modulus of extensibility; the modulus obtained in torsion or shear is modulus of rigidity, shear modulus or modulus of torsion; the modulus covering the ratio of the mean normal stress to the change in volume per unit volume is the bulk modulus. The tangent modulus and secant modulus are not restricted within the proportional limit; the former is the slope of the stress-strain curve at a specified point; the latter is the slope of a line from the origin to a specified point on the stress-strain curve. Also called elastic modulus and coefficient of elasticity.
The coefficient of elasticity of stretching. For a stretched wire, Young`s Modulus is the ratio of the stretching force per unit cross-sectional area to the elongation per unit length. The values of Young`s Modulus for metals are of the order 10(12) dynes per square cm.
A coefficient of elasticity applicable to the stretching of a wire.