Hook's law


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Hook's law

A law of physics stated by Robert Hook in 1676 and that defines the relationship between the stress and the strain in materials. It states that up to its elastic limits, the strain within a material is directly proportional to the amount of stress that causes the deformation.
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A perfectly elastic material largely characterized by Hook's law is illustrated in Fig.
It is also clear that when n = 0, then the modulus must necessarily be independent of the strain rate consistent with Hook's law for an elastic material.
In the practice, the difference between behavior of wood products and the result carried out according to Hook's law has been shown.