Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Bulk Modulus

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1668
n The modulus of volume elasticity, i.e., the resistance of a solid or liquid to change in volume with change in pressure, at constant temperature. The thermodynamic definition is:
$$B = - \nu \left( {\partial P/\partial \nu } \right)_{\rm T}\ = - \left( {\partial P/\partial \ln \nu } \right)_{\rm T} $$
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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA