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.
- shear force,
- shear legs,
- shear pin,
- shear strain,
- shear strength,
- shear stress,
- shear stud
Also called modulus of rigidity, modulus of torsion, torsion modulus.
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See under modulus of elasticity.
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