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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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M Modulus of Elasticity

The modulus of elasticity describes the relation between the normal stress and the strain of a solid material in the linear elastic area.

The modulus of elasticity is calculated as follows:

$\mathrm E\;=\;\frac{\mathrm{Δσ}}{\mathrm{Δε}}$

where

E is the modulus of elasticity,
σ is the normal stress,
ε is the strain.

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