modulus of elasticity in shear
modulus of elasticity in shear[′mäj·ə·ləs əv i‚las′tis·əd·ē in ′shir]
A measure of a material's resistance to shearing stress, equal to the shearing stress divided by the resultant angle of deformation expressed in radians. Also known as coefficient of rigidity; modulus of rigidity; rigidity modulus; shear modulus.
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