coefficient of strain

coefficient of strain

[¦kō·ə′fish·ənt əv ′strān]
(mathematics)
Multiplier used in transformations to elongate or compress configurations in a direction parallel to an axis.
(mechanics)
For a substance undergoing a one-dimensional strain, the ratio of the distance along the strain axis between two points in the body, to the distance between the same points when the body is undeformed.
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