torsion moduli

torsion modulus

noun Physics.
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shear modulus

noun Physics.
a coefficient of elasticity of a substance, expressing the ratio between the force per unit area (shearing stress) that laterally deforms the substance and the shear (shearing strain) that is produced by this force.
Also called modulus of rigidity, modulus of torsion, torsion modulus.
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shear modulus  
See under modulus of elasticity.
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