modulus of volume elasticity


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modulus of volume elasticity

[′mäj·ə·ləs əv ′väl·yəm i‚las′tis·əd·ē]

bulk modulus of elasticity, modulus of volume elasticity

A number expressing a material’s resistance to elastic changes in volume; the ratio between a pressure that acts on a material (to change its volume) and the fractional change in volume so produced, within the elastic limit of the material.