elastic modulus

noun

: the ratio of the stress in a body to the corresponding strain

Examples of elastic modulus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultimately, the incorporation of beer into their pie crust recipe significantly altered texture as measured and quantified by the elastic modulus. Anthony Martin, Discover Magazine, 10 June 2014 The team tested the elastic modulus of apple slices of varying thicknesses. Eunice Liu, Discover Magazine, 8 July 2014 Having both the second highest elastic modulus and the second greatest puncture force were the Fuji apples. Eunice Liu, Discover Magazine, 10 July 2014 These pie researchers calculated the elastic modulus of each crust to further quantify flakiness. Elsbeth Sites, Discover Magazine, 17 July 2014 The hardcoat layer may be characterized as possessing a lower elastic modulus, higher elongation-to-break and optionally a lower hardness than the transparent support substrate. Chris Smith, BGR, 6 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of elastic modulus was in 1904

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“Elastic modulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elastic%20modulus. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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