Term of the Road Dictionary

modulus of elasticity

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Scientific and Technical Tools Physics and Chemistry
  • Definition : Value representing the deformability of an homogeneous orthotropic elastic body. Note: given a prismatic elastic body with length L and cross-sectional area S, which has a deformation ΔL when submitted to a normal force N on surface S. The modulus of elasticity is: E = N/S x L/ΔL (unit: Pa).
  • Synonyms : elastic modulus / Young's modulus

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