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Technical Terms Used in Dlubal Software

The Dlubal Structural Analysis Wiki explains technical terms used in structural analysis and design. The terms are given in alphabetical order and are usually used in Dlubal Software.


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S Shear Modulus

The shear modulus describes the linear elastic deformation of a structural component due to shear stress or shear force.

The shear modulus results from the modulus of elasticity and the Poisson's ratio:

$\mathrm G\;=\:\frac{\mathrm E}{2\;\cdot\;\left(1\;+\;\mathrm\mu\right)}$

where

G is the shear modulus,
E is the elastic modulus,
μ is the Poisson's ratio.

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