# modulus of rigidity

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## modulus of rigidity

n
(General Physics) a modulus of elasticity equal to the ratio of the tangential force per unit area to the resulting angular deformation. Symbol: G
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 Noun 1 modulus of rigidity - the coefficient of elasticity for a shearing forcecoefficient of elasticity, elastic modulus, modulus of elasticity - (physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body
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Prince et al.(1969) studied the modulus of rigidity of green lucerne and oven-dried specimens and observed the mean values of 0.225 and 1.45 GPa, respectively.
Modulus of rigidity or shear modulus can be explained using elastic properties of materials.
The modulus of rigidity is calculated in two orthogonal planes of the agglomerated cork plate.
* corresponding author e-mail: mrudulakulkarni2000@yahoo.com Table 1: Poisson's Ratio Direction Lateral Linear Poison's Strain Strain Ratio 1 0.017 0.00374 [v.sub.12] = 0.22 2 0.015 0.003 [v.sub.23] = 0.2 3 0.012 0.00252 [v.sub.13] = 0.21 Table 2: Elastic Constants of bone Modulus of Elasticity Poison's Modulus Of Rigidity N/[mm.sup.2] Ratio N/[mm.sup.2] E1 = 11737 [v.sub.12] = 0.22 G12 = 4810.2 E2 = 8755 [v.sub.23] = 0.20 G23 = 3647.9 E3 = 7896 [v.sub.13] = 0.21 G13 = 3262.81
They include density, electrical/thermal conductivity, transverse rupture strength (beam strength), impact resistance, hardness at elevated/reduced temperatures, modulus of elasticity, modulus of rigidity, compressive strength, corrosion resistance (to acids, alkalis, water), coefficient of friction, coefficient of thermal expansion, and magnetism.

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