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shear modulus


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The ratio of the shearing stress (τ) to the resultant shear strain component (tan θ in the case of simple shear). It can also be given by μ = ½E/(1 + σ) where E is Young's modulus and σ is Poisson's ratio.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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