Modulus of Elasticity

No matter what material you use for any construction or for the preparation of any item, it is very important to know its modulus of elasticity, or elastic modulus.

This is because the modulus of elasticity decides on how much the material can elongate, after a particular stage, before it might break and never return to its original shape.

Thus modulus of elasticity always seems to be an important parameter in any field of engineering. In simple words, modulus of elasticity can be defined as the ratio of stress to strain and it is often denoted as lambda.

Types of Modulus of Elasticity:

We have different types in modulus of elasticity depending on what type of load is applied on the material.

If the load applied is tensile, that is positive load, we call it Young’s modulus and it is denoted as E. next important type of modulus of elasticity is the shear modulus which is caused by the application of shear load. It can be represented as G. the bulk modulus, yet another type of modulus of elasticity, is when the change takes place on the entire volume of material. It is often represented as K.