shear modulus


noun Physics.

a coefficient of elasticity of a substance, expressing the ratio between the force per unit area (shearing stress) that laterally deforms the substance and the shear (shearing strain) that is produced by this force.

Nearby words

  1. sheaf,
  2. shealing,
  3. shear,
  4. shear force,
  5. shear legs,
  6. shear pin,
  7. shear strain,
  8. shear strength,
  9. shear stress,
  10. shear stud

Also called modulus of rigidity, modulus of torsion, torsion modulus.

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Science definitions for modulus of torsion

shear modulus

See under modulus of elasticity.
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