In solid mechanics, **Young's modulus (E)** is a measure of the stiffness of a given material. It is also known as the *Young modulus*, **modulus of elasticity**, elastic modulus or tensile modulus (the bulk modulus and shear modulus are different types of elastic modulus). It is defined as the ratio, for small strains, of the rate of change of stress with strain.^{[1]} This can be experimentally determined from the slope of a stress-strain curve created during tensile tests conducted on a sample of the material. Young's modulus is named after Thomas Young, the 18th Century British scientist. However, the concept was developed in 1727 by Leonhard Euler and the first experiments that used the concept of Young's modulus in its current form were performed by the Italian scientist Giordano Riccati in 1782 - predating Young's work by 25 years^{[2]}. Solid mechanics is the branch of physics and mathematics that concern the behavior of solid matter under external actions (e. ...
Stiffness is the resistance of an elastic body to deflection or deformation by an applied force. ...
An elastic modulus, or modulus of elasticity, is the mathematical description of an object or substances tendency to be deformed when a force is applied to it. ...
The bulk modulus (K) of a substance essentially measures the substances resistance to uniform compression. ...
In materials science, shear modulus, G, or sometimes S or Î¼, sometimes referred to as the modulus of rigidity, is defined as the ratio of shear stress to the shear strain:[1] where = shear stress; force acts on area ; = shear strain; length changes by amount . ...
An elastic modulus, or modulus of elasticity, is the mathematical description of an object or substances tendency to be deformed when a force is applied to it. ...
Stress is a measure of force per unit area within a body. ...
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A stress-strain curve is a graph derived from measuring load (stress - Ïƒ) versus extension (strain - Îµ) for a sample of a material. ...
Tensile stress (or tension) is the stress state leading to expansion (volume and/or length of a material tends to increase). ...
Thomas Young, English scientist Thomas Young (June 13, 1773-May 10, 1829) was an English polymath, contributing to the scientific understanding of vision, light, solid mechanics, energy, physiology, and Egyptology. ...
Leonhard Paul Euler (pronounced Oiler; IPA ) (April 15, 1707 â€“ September 18 [O.S. September 7] 1783) was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist, who spent most of his life in Russia and Germany. ...
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## Units
The SI unit of modulus of elasticity (E, or less commonly Y) is the pascal. Given the large values typical of many common materials, figures are usually quoted in megapascals or gigapascals. Some use an alternative unit form, kN/mm², which gives the same numeric value as gigapascals. Look up si, Si, SI in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...
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The modulus of elasticity can also be measured in other units of pressure, for example pounds per square inch. A pressure gauge reading in PSI (red scale) and kPa (black scale) The pound-force per square inch (symbol: lbf/inÂ²) is a non-SI unit of pressure based on avoirdupois units. ...
## Usage The Young's modulus **allows the behavior of a material under load to be calculated**. For instance, it can be used to predict the amount a wire will extend under tension, or to predict the load at which a thin column will buckle under compression. Some calculations also require the use of other material properties, such as the shear modulus, density, or Poisson's ratio. This article is about engineering. ...
In materials science, shear modulus, G, or sometimes S or Î¼, sometimes referred to as the modulus of rigidity, is defined as the ratio of shear stress to the shear strain:[1] where = shear stress; force acts on area ; = shear strain; length changes by amount . ...
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### Linear vs non-linear For many materials, Young's modulus is a constant over a range of strains. Such materials are called **linear**, and are said to obey Hooke's law. Examples of linear materials include steel, carbon fiber, and glass. Rubber and soils (except at very small strains) are **non-linear** materials. Hookes law accurately models the physical properties of common mechanical springs for small changes in length. ...
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### Directional materials Most metals and ceramics, along with many other materials, are isotropic: their mechanical properties are the same in all directions, but metals and ceramics can be treated to create different grain sizes and orientations. This treatment makes them anisotropic, meaning that Young's modulus will change depending on which direction the force is applied from. However, some materials, particularly those which are composites of two or more ingredients have a "grain" or similar mechanical structure. As a result, these anisotropic materials have different mechanical properties when load is applied in different directions. For example, carbon fiber is much stiffer (higher Young's modulus) when loaded parallel to the fibers (along the grain). Other such materials include wood and reinforced concrete. Engineers can use this directional phenomenon to their advantage in creating various structures in our environment. Copper is an excellent conductor of electricity and is used to transmit electricity over long distance cables, however copper has a relatively low value for Young's modulus at 130 GPa and it tends to stretch in tension. When the copper cable is bound completely in steel wire around its outside this stretching can be prevented as the steel (with a higher value of Young's modulus in tension) takes up the tension that the copper would otherwise experience. Isotropy (the opposite of anisotropy) is the property of being independent of direction. ...
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## Calculation Young's modulus, *E*, can be calculated by dividing the tensile stress by the tensile strain: Stress is a measure of force per unit area within a body. ...
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where `E` is the Young's modulus (modulus of elasticity) measured in pascals; `F` is the force applied to the object; `A`_{0} is the original cross-sectional area through which the force is applied; `ΔL` is the amount by which the length of the object changes; `L`_{0} is the original length of the object. For other uses, see Pascal. ...
### Force exerted by stretched or compressed material The Young's modulus of a material can be used to calculate the force it exerts under a specific strain. where `F` is the force exerted by the material when compressed or stretched by `ΔL`. From this formula can be derived Hooke's law, which describes the stiffness of an ideal spring: Hookes law accurately models the physical properties of common mechanical springs for small changes in length. ...
where ### Elastic potential energy The elastic potential energy stored is given by the integral of this expression with respect to `L`: The elastic potential energy stored in an elastic string or spring of natural length l and modulus of elasticity Î» under an extension of x is given by: This equation is often used in calculations of positions of mechanical equilibrium. ...
where `U`_{e} is the elastic potential energy. The elastic potential energy per unit volume is given by: - , where is the strain in the material.
This formula can also be expressed as the integral of Hooke's law: ## Approximate values Young's modulus can vary somewhat due to differences in sample composition and test method. The values here are approximate. Approximate Young's moduli of various solids Material | Young's modulus (E) in GPa | Young's modulus (E) in lbf/in² (psi) | Rubber (small strain) | 0.01-0.1 | 1,500-15,000 | PTFE (Teflon) | 0.5 | 75000 | Low density polyethylene | 0.2 | 30,000 | Polypropylene | 1.5-2 | 217,000-290,000 | Bacteriophage capsids | 1-3 | 150,000-435,000 | Polyethylene terephthalate | 2-2.5 | 290,000-360,000 | Polystyrene | 3-3.5 | 435,000-505,000 | Nylon | 3-7 | 290,000-580,000 | Oak wood (along grain) | 11 | 1,600,000 | High-strength concrete (under compression) | 30 | 4,350,000 | Magnesium metal (Mg) | 45 | 6,500,000 | Aluminium alloy | 69 | 10,000,000 | Glass (see also diagram below table) | 65-90 | 9,400,000-13,000,000 | Brass and bronze | 103-124 | 17,000,000 | Titanium (Ti) | 105-120 | 15,000,000-17,500,000 | Copper (Cu) | 110-130 | 16,000,000-19,000,000 | Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (50/50 fibre/matrix, unidirectional, along grain) | 125-150 | 18,000,000 - 22,000,000 | Wrought iron and steel | 91-109 | 30,000,000 | Beryllium (Be) | 287 | 41,500,000 | Tungsten (W) | 400-410 | 58,000,000-59,500,000 | Silicon carbide (SiC) | 450 | 65,000,000 | Tungsten carbide (WC) | 450-650 | 65,000,000-94,000,000 | Single carbon nanotube [1] | 1,000+ | 145,000,000 | Diamond (C) | 1,050-1,200 | 150,000,000-175,000,000 |
Influences of selected glass component additions on Young's modulus of a specific base glass ( ^{[3]}). Look up giga- in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...
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General Name, symbol, number magnesium, Mg, 12 Chemical series alkaline earth metals Group, period, block 2, 3, s Appearance silvery white solid at room temp Standard atomic weight 24. ...
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General Name, symbol, number titanium, Ti, 22 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 4, 4, d Appearance silvery metallic Standard atomic weight 47. ...
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General Name, symbol, number beryllium, Be, 4 Chemical series alkaline earth metals Group, period, block 2, 2, s Appearance white-gray metallic Standard atomic weight 9. ...
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Hookes law accurately models the physical properties of common mechanical springs for small changes in length. ...
In materials science, shear modulus, G, or sometimes S or Î¼, sometimes referred to as the modulus of rigidity, is defined as the ratio of shear stress to the shear strain:[1] where = shear stress; force acts on area ; = shear strain; length changes by amount . ...
// The impulse excitation technique is a nondestructive test method that uses natural frequency, dimensions and mass of a test-piece to determine Youngs modulus, Shear modulus, Poissons ratio and damping coefficient. ...
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v • d • e Elastic moduli for homogeneous isotropic materials | Bulk modulus (*K*) | **Young's modulus** (*E*) | Lamé's first parameter (λ) | Shear modulus (μ) | Poisson's ratio (ν) | P-wave modulus (*M*) An elastic modulus, or modulus of elasticity, is the mathematical description of an object or substances tendency to be deformed when a force is applied to it. ...
Isotropic means independent of direction. Isotropic radiation has the same intensity regardless of the direction of measurement, and an isotropic field exerts the same action regardless of how the test particle is oriented. ...
The bulk modulus (K) of a substance essentially measures the substances resistance to uniform compression. ...
In linear elasticity, the LamÃ© parameters are the two parameters which in homogenous, isotropic materials satisfy the equation where is the stress and the strain tensor. ...
In materials science, shear modulus, G, or sometimes S or Î¼, sometimes referred to as the modulus of rigidity, is defined as the ratio of shear stress to the shear strain:[1] where = shear stress; force acts on area ; = shear strain; length changes by amount . ...
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In linear elasticity, the P-wave modulus is one of the elastic moduli available to describe isotropic homogeneous materials. ...
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