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Modulus of Elasticity

n (1) (elastic modulus, tensile modulus, Young's modulus) The ratio of nominal tensile stress to the corresponding elongation below the proportional limit of a material. Since elongation is dimensionless, modulus has the units of stress. The relevant ASTM test is D 638. In contrast to structural metals such as mild steel, the stress-strain graphs for many plastics exhibit some curvature, even at very low strains. Since there is then no significant linear