compliance constant

compliance constant

[kəm′plī·əns ‚kän·stənt]
(mechanics)
Any one of the coefficients of the relations in the generalized Hooke's law used to express strain components as linear functions of the stress components. Also known as elastic constant.
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The measured pattern of anisotropy agrees well with that calculated for a uniaxially oriented sheet, based on taking the mean of averaging the stiffness constants and the compliance constants respectively obtained for the predicted orthorhombic elastic constants.

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