a coefficient of elasticity of a substance, expressing the ratio between a pressure that acts to change the volume of the substance and the fractional change in volume produced.
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How to use bulk modulus in a sentence
The most important of these are the “modulus of compression” (or “bulk modulus”) and the “rigidity” (or “modulus of shear”).
The Young's modulus and the bulk modulus can easily be found in terms of λ and μ.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
British Dictionary definitions for bulk modulus
a coefficient of elasticity of a substance equal to minus the ratio of the applied stress (p) to the resulting fractional change in volume (d V/V) in a specified reference state (d V/V is the bulk strain): Symbol: K
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Scientific definitions for bulk modulus
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