Types of Modulus

  1. Young’s Modulus or Modulus of Elasticity (E)

  2. Bulk Modulus (K)

  3. Rigidity Modulus or Shear Modulus (C)

  1. Young’s Modulus or Modulus of Elasticity : Young’s Modulus  is defined as ratio of Normal Stress to Longitudinal Strain. Young’s Modulus is usually denoted with letter E.

  2. Bulk Modulus : Bulk Modulus is defined as, when a body is subject to three mutually perpendicular stresses, of equal intensity, the ratio of direct stress to the corresponding volumetric strain is known as Bulk Modulus. Bulk Modulus is usually denoted with letter K.

  3. Rigidity Modulus or Shear Modulus : Rigidity Modulus is defined as ratio of Shear stress to Shear Strain. Rigidity Modulus is usually denoted with letter C.

Question and Answers

  1. The ratio of linear stress to linear strain is called
    Answer : Modulus of Elasticity or Young’s Modulus
  2. Young’s modulus may be defined as the ratio of
    Answer : Linear stress to linear strain
  3. Modulus of rigidity may be defined as the ratio of
    Answer : Shear stress to shear strain