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.
Also called modulus of rigidity, modulus of torsion, torsion modulus.
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Science definitions for shearing strain (1 of 2)

shear strain
shearing strain

See under strain.

Science definitions for shearing strain (2 of 2)

shear modulus

See under modulus of elasticity.
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