Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Peter T. Bobrowsky, Brian Marker

Modulus of Elasticity

  • Jeffrey R. KeatonEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73568-9_205


Modulus of elasticity (E) is the name given to the slope of the stress-strain (σxεx) curve for a material subject to axial principal stress in the elastic range of the material. It is synonymous with Young’s modulus, which also is represented by the symbol E.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amec Foster WheelerLos AngelesUSA